UGROW

 Save the Date: July 1 UGROW Virtual Symposium!!
As soon as we get the link we will post it here along with our program. You definitely want to stop by at 9:00 to listen to our Key note speaker, Dr. Marcy Brown Marsden, Dean of the McCoy College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering! 

UGROW Posters on the Go 

Monday June 22, click this link: https://symposium.foragerone.com/msupg

You will need to sign up to view the Posters on the Go, this will be a bit of a preview of what the UGROW scholars have been working on over the past 4 weeks. 

 

UGROW SUMMER 2020 Research Teams:

Rachel Shipley: Exploring Art through Faith, Mentor: Sally Story, MFA, COFA, Visual Arts

Kishelle Licorish: Market Power in the United States High Fructose Corn Syrup Industry, Mentor: Dr. Pablo Garcia-Fuentes, DCOBA, Economics

Rayna Turnbo: Digital Math Games, Mentor Dr. Dittika Gupta, WCOE, Curriculum & Learning

Dianna Daniel, Blanca Turner: Utilizing Membrane Protein Chaperone to Prevent Amyloid Plaques and Neurofibrillary Tangle Formation in Alzheimer’s Disease, Mentor: Dr. George Liang, McCOSME, Chemistry

Sean Aleman, Germiamah Junkere: Study of the effect of Voltage on a Salt Ion Separator, Mentor: Dr. Salim Azzouz, McCOSME, Engineering

Garret Baughman: Oscillation Effects in Protein Folding, Mentor: Dr. Preet Sharma, McCOSME, Physics

Max Portmann: Quantum Effects in Photosynthesis, Mentor: Dr. Preet Sharma, McCOSME, Physics

Rowann Remie, Lauren Stancik: The Heat is On: An Exploration of Thermal Metamorphic Rocks in the Wichita Mountains, Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Price, McCOSME, Geosciences

Aquella Warner: Detecting SND Saturation Attacks using Machine Learning, Mentor: Dr. Samer Khamaiseh, McCOSME, Computer Science

Sharome Burton: Improving a GPU Fast Fourier Transform Performance Through The use of Visual Profilers.  Mentor: Dr. Eduardo Colmenares, McCOSME, Computer Science

Ravishka Rathnasuriya: Multi-GPU Programming Pros and Cons. A Case Study, Mentor: Dr. Eduardo Colmenares, McCOSME, Computer Science

Micah-Lyn Scotland, Sarah Gilliland: Creating a Virtual Space, Mentor Dr. Tina Johnson, McCOSME, Computer Science

Christopher Alexis, Trevon Antoine: Multiphase Flow Performance in Piping Systems, Mentor: Dr. Mahmoud Elsharafi, McCOSME, Engineering

UGR Summer Office Hours: M-Th 7am-6pm, Closed on Fridays (June 1-July 31). MODIFIED: due to health concerns, the hours of operations for the UGR office secretary will be 2 days on campus and 2 days off, alternating M-W, T-th for the remainder of the  Summer I and Summer II session.  if you need specific assistance, please call us (info below. or If you have questions about the program or your application-call us or email us at 940-397-6274, ugrow@msutexas.edu, Dr. Magaly Rincon-Zachary: 940-397-4254, magaly.rincon@msutexas.edu, Julie Scales, secretary: julie.scales@msutexas.edu

 All Documents and forms requiring signatures may be submitted electronically. At this time, no travel is being granted by MSU. 

 

 

 UGROW Events and Deadlines 

 UGROW workshops: May 26- May 29,  Each Mentor will conduct a workshop related to research. UGROW Scholars are required to attend each workshop. We are sharing some of the workshops below! 

Dr. Jonathan Price: UGROW Workshop: "The tiny world: an introduction to scanning electron microscopy:  https://youtu.be/hy6H6ZtVLPI

 

June 22: Posters on the Go2 3:00-6:00pm-- Cllick this link to learn what our scholars have been researching:  https://symposium.foragerone.com/msupg

JJuly 1, 2020- UGROW Symposium-  9:00-4:30 pm This will be a virtual event open to the public. Please check back for updates on the links to the symposium! 

July 1, UGROW Social, 5:00pm Sikes Lake Center-- This will be  a virtual meeting 

  **ALL UGROW meetings and events are MANDATORY for scholars and mentors.

 

 

UGR sponsored workshops. We are working on a virtual presentation for these workshops at there may limitations on gatherings and some students may be taking online classes. currently they are a Power Point, and available for viewing on our sister page www.msutexas.edu/eureca

*Preparing Effective Poster and Oral Presentations workshop: 

*Nuts and Bolts of Writing an EURECA Proposal workshop

Other IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO REMEMBER:

 December 1: EURECA Proposal  Deadline for Spring Only.

June 1: EURECA Proposal Deadline for Fall and  Full Academic Year  

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Summer Workshop

Mission Statement

UGROW affords opportunities for collaborative research between undergraduates and faculty in an interdisciplinary research environment.

MSU Definition of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by one or more undergraduate students, with faculty guidance, that attempts to make an intellectual, creative, or applied contribution to one or more disciplines. Adopted in April 2013.

History

UGROW was conceived by faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics in 2004 as an initiative to create an interdisciplinary environment to train and nurture young scientists.  The first UGROW was in 2005 and since then, it has offered research opportunities to over 200 undergraduates.  During Summer Session I UGROW students experience the authenticity of conducting research on projects of their choice in a highly interdisciplinary environment. At the end of the program students present their findings at the UGROW Symposium, and at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum the following Fall term. UGROW students may also present their research at an off campus professional meeting/conference if they choose to do so.

UGROW also promotes conditions in which students and faculty, who would like to cross disciplinary boundaries, can advance knowledge and at the same time enrich their learning/research/scholarship endeavors.  UGROW is open to all disciplines at MSUTexas.

Objectives

  • To create high-quality research experiences for undergraduates in all Colleges at MSUTexas Wichita Falls
  • To provide an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment for undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities
  • To create a pool of talented undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced careers in Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, GeoScience,  Business, Education, Health Sciences & Human Services; Humanities & Social Sciences, and Fine Arts
  • To expand undergraduate research beyond MSUTexas
  • To enhance recruitment of talented students into MSUTexas' undergraduate and graduate programs

Faculty Finder: A Resource for Student-faculty Mentor Matching

The UGR office has replaced Scholarbridge  with our own in-house listing of faculty who have supported undergraduate research either within their own coursework, or by being a mentor in the EURECA or UGROW undergraduate research programs. If you are seeking a mentor for a research project, please use this list. Disclaimer: not all faculty listed may be available for mentorship; the list is updated frequently. Please contact the UGR office if you need help contacting or finding a mentor. Faculty Finder