UGROW

 

The UGR office must be in compliance with the MSU Texas Administration's determination that all non-essential personnel work remotely as of 5 pm March 27th.

What does that mean for you as an UGROW candidate? We are looking into the options for the program and we will inform all mentors and candidates as soon as have a final decision. We are still here working for you, even if we are not on campus. 

New UGR OFFICE HOURS:

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC MARCH 30-APRIL 13TH (this may change!)

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 

THESE EVENTS MAY BE CANCELED or postponed. --please check back for updates. As soon as we know we will update our webpage and inform mentors and applicants. 

May 26: UGROW Meet and Greet 9-10 am CSC Kiowa--Mandatory attendance for all UGROW scholars and mentors. 

UGROW workshops: May 26- May 29,  Each Mentor will conduct a workshop related to research. UGROW Scholars are required to attend each workshop

June 8: Posters on the Go1-3:00-4:50 pm CSC Atrium

June 22: Posters on the Go2 3:00-4:50 pm CSC Atrium

July 1, 2020- UGROW Symposium-  9:00-4:30 pm TBA.

July 1, UGROW Social, 5:00pm Sikes Lake Center

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

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITY FORUM CANCELLATION NOTICE

*Celebration of Scholarship/UGRCA Forum: April 22-23, has been canceled and all students who submitted an approved abstract to the web form will have the option to present in a virtual format. We are working on the details and will notify all presenters of the new guidelines for submitting a presentation! We know how important your research has been and we want everyone to have the opportunity to present either virtually or at the Fall forum! 

THE DEADLINE FOR APPROVED ABSTRACTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE Web form AS OUTLINED IN THE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS GUIDELINES IS STILL MARCH 30! We will create a program for the public prior to the original forum dates. 

 

The slide presentations for these workshops is available on the EURECA web page. 

*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 2020 Only.

June 1: EURECA Proposal Deadline for Fall 2020 and AY 2020-21. 

 

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

ScholarBridge: A Resource for Student-faculty Mentor Matching

UGROW is a proud member of the ScholarBridge community. ScholarBridge is a new tool to promote student and faculty involvement in academic research. ScholarBridge is an online database where professors can post their availability to mentor students. Student members can search the listings of professors and opportunities - at any point in their academic career - to find the right mentor and research focus that they are most interested in actively pursuing. Start now by visiting ScholarBridge.