Northern Arizona University provides a wealth of
opportunities for undergraduate students to enhance their education by
participating in research, creative, and scholarly activities. No matter what
your major, there is a project opportunity for
you and a way to fund it.
Our undergraduate students work closely with faculty who are
leaders in their field to conduct meaningful projects. Explore how you can get
involved—it’s easier than you might think and the rewards are well worth the
effort. Make an impressive addition to
your resume or portfolio and make a difference
in the world.
What is undergraduate research?
It is a process of scholarly inquiry and/or creative activity conducted
by undergraduate students, typically in collaboration with mentors, for the
purpose of examining, evaluating, creating, and sharing knowledge or works in ways
consistent with practices for their relevant discipline(s).
Click on each item below to get the latest information about these opportunities.ASAP: Temporary Research Assistants Needed - Cline Library
Call for UG Researcher - chemistry
Cline Library needs 3 to 6 research assistants ASAP for temporary data census project work from mid-November through December 24, 2014.
- 15-20 hours/week (flexible schedule)
- Some hours must be M-F between 8am and 5pm
Open until filled.
More information here.
November 21 deadline: Abstract submissions for SBS Fall Symposium
We are investigating the electrical and mechanical
properties of a novel energy storage device. The device, called a “structural
electric double-layer capacitor,” or SEDLC, combines the electrical power
storage of a capacitor with the structural strength of a carbon fiber composite
material. The SEDLCS are manufactured and tested by students from the
departments of chemistry and mechanical engineering. There are currently three
primary subgroups within the project: one investigating electrode enhancement
material, one manufacturing and performing electrical analysis, and one
proceeding with mechanical testing. All groups work closely together.
What we seek:
are currently interested in taking on a student, either a junior or sophomore,
to manufacture and electrically test the SEDLCs. Other tasks may be assigned on
an as needed basis.
This position is at NAU; starting date TBD.
for qualifications, benefits, and application contact information.
September 29 - NCUR abstract submission period begins
2nd Annual SBS Research Poster Symposium will be held on Monday, December 2, 4:00-6:00pm in Ashurst Hall. This isa college wide event showcasing undergraduate and
graduate students’ research, service-learning projects, literature reviews,
class products, and more.
Now Accepting Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC) Applications
The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established
in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship,
and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual
conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional
organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from
all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the
academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a
unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate
student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and
scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
The 2015 Conference
will be April 16-18 at Eastern Washington University in Spokane.
Deadline: December 2, 2014
CUR free Registry of Undergraduate Researchers
If you are excited about being involved in scholarly, creative, or research projects, we hope you'll consider applying to become a member of the Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC), to help us promote these opportunities at NAU. More information is located on the SURC webpage
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.
Any undergraduate may go to the registration page to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student or the student's home institution. Student information records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools or Research Programs that contract with CUR for this service. Organizations or companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access. Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial
Fund your research
There are many ways to obtain
funding while performing cutting-edge research. Explore one of these options:
- Interns-to-Scholars (I2S) Program Receive a stipend to assist faculty with scholarly,
creative, or research projects in any discipline.
- Hooper Undergraduate Research Award Receive funding for faculty-mentored, student-designed projects in any discipline.
- Student Travel Award Receive monetary support to help cover the costs for graduate and undergraduate stucents to represent Northern Arizona University by
competing or presenting at regional, national, or international conferences.
Watch Video: Undergraduate Researcher Cedar Mitchell
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