Transcript: Making Connections My Experience: Dr. Welling's Lab Improves Skills References Undergraduate Research Finding Your Future Jarrett, P. (2014). Guest column: Undergraduate research an uphill battle, has benefits for students. The Daily Toreador. Retrieved September 18,2015, Retrieved from http://www.dailytoreador.com/opinion/guest-column-undergraduate-research-an-uphill-battle-has-benefits-for/article_67774ab6-c449-11e3-98a4-001a4bcf6878.html Kardash, C. M. (2000). Evaluation of undergraduate research experience: Perceptions of undergraduate interns and their faculty mentors. Journal of Educational Psychology, 92(1), 191-201. doi:http://dx.doi.org.huaryu.kl.oakland.edu/10.1037/0022-06220.127.116.11 Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Utah State University. (2015). Undergraduate research opportunities. Retrieved from http://rgs.usu.edu/studentresearch/ur-opportunities Salsman, N., Dulaney, C. L., Chinta, R., Zascavage, V., & Joshi, H. (2013). Student effort in and perceived benefits from undergraduate research. College Student Journal, 47(2), 202. All images retrieved from Google Images Samantha Nagy Is Undergraduate Research Worth the Effort? It is worth it! From getting into graduate school to getting a job, the real-world experience of undergraduate research is invaluable Expands and supplements students' skills relating to subject matter and research techniques Building relationships with professors and other faculty members help students prepare for careers and the employment environment
Transcript: Strengthening Practice and Education Applied Research - Ideas to Action Laureen Styles Feb. 16, 2012 VIU, Nursing Faculty ED, BC Academic Health Council Council on Undergraduate Research: “An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline” (http://www.cur.org/about.html) Vancouver Island University: “ An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original, intellectual, creative or practical contribution to human understanding within or across disciplines, the community and/or the teaching learning process” (adapted from Bakke/CUR) UGR connections Evidence-informed teaching Engaged Pedagogies Experiential learning Benefits Ability to communicate results to diverse audiences Data collection abilities Confidence and credibility Skill development Understanding the research process Insights about knowledge construction Being intellectually challenged/developing curiosity Acquiring information independently (resourcefulness) Clarification of personal and professional goals Advanced thinking skills (analyze, critique) Shifts in attitudes Student retention Considerations Motivations Motivations Program evaluation research Community development in Costa Rica Trail use in the regional district Research institutes/centers (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Students' perspectives doodles Applied Research Learner Centered Learning Centered Depends on worldview? notes coaching and modeling co-creating knowledge Students - Faculty - Community "teaches you discipline...how to formulate a question...where to look for answers...the practical aspects...how to present ideas in coherent ways... how to present to a room full of people...I feel I became quite a different person, it really is a transformative thing" "I became a different person – gives you this confidence, teaches you how to think analytically; self-sufficiency – how to find answers first without bugging your prof; it sharpens your thinking; it sharpens your focus" UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES deep learning (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr Meanings Relevance Benefits Consideration Opportunities & Possibilities Community Connections Scholarship of service Scholarhip of integration Scholarship of discovery Scholarship of application Scholarship of teaching and learning Depends on the discipline? Essential Conditions Depends on the institution? Experiential learning Academic Plan Strategic Plan Persistence Faculty Not one size fits all details (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Student voices Depends on the country? Models of UGR A few examples faculty, School, institutional resources & culture instrinsic rewards fostering authentic engagement staying connected to the field meaningful contributions to community/discipline participation with faculty research program What is UGR
Transcript: Mentoring Program The minimum GPA is a 3.3. Scholars receive up to $3,000 to work with a professor. Most students work on faculty mentor's research project. Undergraduate Research "Anything is research" This office helps students into decisions based on research. Some of the questions that they will help you answer is which form of research will benefit you the most. Also they help you through either individualized meetings or you getting involved through the Discover Program which lasts an entire semester. Lastly, students can use these services from guest speakers or ambassadors. Study Abroad You can use undergraduate research to travel to the place you want to with the study abroad program. For example, recently a student got to go to South Africa because he was doing research about the World Cup. How to Get Started This matches students with mentors (usually grad students but also other faculty members) for professional relationships. Helps to build relationships with teachers and other important figures at the school. Program that will be listed on your transcript that matches you with a mentor/professor in your major. Not only does this add credit, but also is simply a great experience to have, and skill to know for the future. Undergraduate research also helps gain real-world experience in college which is very important for employers Why students should utilize the office's services Alex Davis, Kelly Carpenter, Hannah Parcel, Garrett Shank Contact Information "Research is only for juniors and seniors -NO! You can start your 1st semester of college Research Means LOTS of papers and writing -NO! it can be hands on experience where you test drive a career You can only conduct research in your major -NO! You can research any area you are interested in" -("Research Myths"). Research Myths The student must be the primary presenter to qualify for the funds. This covers travel expenses to regional to international meetings, art shows, musical performances..ect! Sources Faculty Magellan Scholar Explanation of how students can use the office's services Magellan Mini-Grant Graduate with distinction Attend a Getting Started Workshop @ http://www.sc.edu/our/ Submit a request for information form Attend the Discover Seminar Like the Undergraduate Research Facebook page Follow @gamecock_OUR on twitter Search our faculty database Is there anything else we need? Explanation of the office's role/services Funding Programs An interactive component to engage your peers Mainly paid positions and can be all across the world This is open to all students. Recipients receive up to $1,000 to work one-on-one with faculty in a project of interest. Undergraduate research is not just for science related majors and can even lead to you getting paid for helping with the research. When you have more hands on experience in your major it will reflect in not only your class life but your future career . "Undergraduate research." University of South Carolina. USC. Web. 22 Oct 2012. <http://www.sc.edu/our/faculty.php http://www.sc.edu/our/student.shtml "Undergraduate Research." Research Myths. <http://www.sc.edu/our/> Discovery Days Asheley Schryer, (803)-777-5522, firstname.lastname@example.org Tori Bucher, (803)-777-1141, email@example.com Visit Legare College Room 126 www.sc.edu/our Open to only Capstone majors. Like the Mini-Grant, recipients receive $1,000 to work on a project of interest. This office is to have assistance ready for any student who is or possibly is pursuing undergraduate research. When most students hear research they want to run in the other direction but not all research is in a boring lab environment. -For instance you could do research on how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop Summer Research Opportunities Working closely with faculty allows you to learn about career options, get recommendations, and improve skills for future successes. -Alia Baker Mentor: Dr. Olga Ivashkevich, Art Black Girls Make Movies!: Bridging the Gap Between Race Gender and Technology -Nicole Erich Mentor: Dr. Gerald McDermott, International Business Globalization and High Fashion -Laura Molesky Mentor: Dr. Matthew Irvin, Educational Studies Precollege and College Experiences of Undergraduate Students from Rural Communities If they can do it what can you do? Discovery days are days where students come together and present the research they have been participating in. Any student doing research an enter, not only undergraduate research students. Also there are multiple cash prizes given out to winners. Magellan Apprentice for Capstone Scholars Magellan Voyager Magellan Mini-Grant Magellan Apprentice for Capstone Scholars Magellan Scholar Magellan Voyager
Transcript: Promoted breeding to produce viable offspring (fry) Separated offspring into groups A & B Data & Outcomes The influence of Trenbolone Treatment on Female Pregnancy Spots Post- Treatment: Question: The Influence of Trenbolone Treatment on Male Anal Fin Length The Influence of Trenbolone Treatment on Male Weight Used mosquitofish to analyze the effects of trenbolone on vertebrates during early developmental stages. Adaptive fish, quickly develop Found in areas exposed to tren The Influence of Trenbolone Treatment on Female Weight Explore the multigenerational effects of trenbolone. Understand if exposure interferes with proper maturation. P- Value: .05 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Industrial chemicals used by companies that act as body's hormones BPA (plastics) Trenbolone -synthetic steroid (Growth Promoter) Steroid contaminates runoff water into aquatic ecosystems P- Value: .8 What are EDCs? Why Does it Matter? What is the Significance? Effects of Trenbolone on Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) Why should we care ? Sibling Group A: 1 control tank of 12 fry 1 trenbolone tank (7.2mg/L) tank of 12 fry Exposure Time: 2 Months Gambusia Holbrooki (mosquitofish) Physical and cognitive alterations to organisms exposed Studies have now shown that trenbolone is found in agricultural runoff and can cause masculinization in female fathead minnows (Pimephales Promelas) (Ankley, G. et al, 2009). Overlap between EPA and FDA issues So what are the implications...? Males How does Trenbolone influence the organism's morphology & development? There was a more noticeable change among females than males. preg spot weight length anal fin length Data supported hypothesis Female: Why Gambusia? Pre-Treatment: Data and Outcomes P- Value: .05 Individuals develop reproductive abnormalities as seen by examining dimorphic sex characteristics. EDCs interrupt and damage ecosystems and organisms. Contaminants in our environment may give insight into how we should regulate chemical usage. We share the same environment! P- Value: .06 Male: Bigger Shorter, Connected Anal Fin Pregnancy Spot by 3 months Overall... Hypothesis: Fish morphology and maturation will be effected by trenbolone exposure. I expect to see differences to the external morphology (specifically masculization in females) anal fin elongation in females a decrease in overall fish lengths (M & F) a decrease in the circumference of pregnancy spots on females Reproductive abnormalities The influence of artificial chemicals on endocrine function Methodology What does the data mean? P- Value: .8 The Influence of Trenbolone Treatment on Male Body Length P- Value: .1 Ecotoxicology Prediction: Sibling Group B: 1 control tank of 8 fry 1 trenbolone tank (7.2mg/L) of 8 fry The Influence of Trenbolone Treatment on Female Anal Fin Length Smaller Longer Anal Fin No Pregnancy Spot Females Project Overview Goal: Morphological Changes Reduced fecundity Developmental Abnormalities Model Organism:
Transcript: Luneburg Undergraduate research on BISLA Interdisciplinary Conditions Benefit Skill acquirement Filters the motivated Benefits What is Undergraduate research ??? No Experience Special case different conditions incompatibility Questions Paula Svatoňová Rosina Danillova-Cross Veronika Novotná Jonathan Pavelka Student legacy Proof of concept Start from the beginning Relay system of passing knowledge Co-operation between years Students capable of co-operation Publishable student work quality increase Develop a system special to BISLA Teamwork across years Students capable of conducting research What can be done ??? Experiences of students Workshops Conditions Structure No dedicated structure Undergraduate research BISLA Benefits Blaster Team Results No legacy Dr. Lynda Steyne
Transcript: To reach me: Grainger/ EH 4th floor or even worse: Read papers Help your adviser to do anything he/she does not want to do Be responsible and be respondent Stay positive don't be depressed to be bold to understand you are stupid to have a resume with a list of courses taken to know how to speak to know how to program (84.7% the case ) Pictures from: https://images.google.com/ Welcome to Civil China What do you need to do as an undergraduate researcher? How to find a research work? What do you need to do? My research experience Pictures Pictures Pictures from: https://images.google.com/ What you probably end up with: Questions ？ what you think you will be: To find a research work, you need: Pictures good luck April's Undergraduate Research Experience Agenda Pictures from: https://images.google.com/ Pictures April's research experience
Transcript: Undergraduate Research Template The Introduction Who chose this article? Why did they chose this specific one? Why was the research conducted? What problem was this study designed to address? Did the researchers specifically state the problem? Did they specifically state their hypotheses? Name of Article What did the authors do? What kind of participants were included in this study (people with a language/speech/hearing disorder, a control population, etc.)? What did the participants have to do - what was the task? What variables did the authors measure (independent and dependent variables)? The Methods Section: The Methods Section The statistics within this study The Results Section The Results Section What is the significance and implication of the findings from this study? Did the authors confirm their hypotheses, or not? Did they clearly explain the "so what?" Did they state any limitations to their work (there usually are at least some). The Discussion Section The Discussion Section Did the authors clearly summarize the overall research study? Did they mention areas or directions for further research? Why was this relevant to this class? The Conclusion Section The Consclusion Section
Transcript: Peak Learning Experiences source: https://www.nwabr.org/sites/default/files/EthicalQuestions.pdf Leading the Way Student-Faculty Research, Creative Works, and Community Service Awards Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF) Mountain Lion Research Day (MLRD) Student Summer Research Stipends Undergraduate Research Academy How Citing Research Supports Your Paper Undergraduate Research at UCCS AASO Authority are the author and publisher reputable? is the author an expert in the field? Age when was the article published? is it outdated? has it been revised? which edition are you using? Scope is the article relevant to your topic? is the focus too broad or too narrow? do you fall into the intended audience? Objectivity what is the author's purpose? does the article cite reputable sources and facts? Sources: Websites presenting the issue and its context prove the issue exists in a discourse context=communities and affected people, social setting, physical setting, etc. evaluating the impact of different perspectives and the communities from which they arise analyze the proposed solutions for the communities as if the solution would be applied to all analyzing perspectives to formulate the student's opinion cite research that formed your opinion reflection on insights gained throughout the research process Stages in the Research Process OR Citation and Bibliography Peak Learning Experiences is a college-wide initiative to prepare our students to thrive in today's job market and beyond. Boolean operators Undergraduate Research in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences This initiative includes field studies, internships, community-based research and service, and engaging in scholarship with faculty. Student-Faculty research is encouraged and supported by financial awards to students and their mentors. Writing the paper: Outline academic articles always okay from a school database from a reputable journal Google Scholar Stats from .gov or .org best .edu is not always credible Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative works refers to a range of activities carried out to discover new knowledge and create new work. The terms “scholarship” and “creative works” are more common in the arts and humanities and “research” in the sciences and social sciences. In LAS our undergraduates are leading the way in all of these. NOT Intro prove an issue exists, giving evidence of two or more conflicting moral perspectives (and their communities) and in what context Evaluate Perspectives explain why they are different and their impact on the issue and the differing communities analyze each side (pros/cons) of each perspective use multiple sources per perspective Give Your Opinion persuade your reader using analyzed evidence (from section above) use clear, precise language may use inductive (specific to general assumption) or deductive (general to specific assumption) reasoning Reflect On Research Process did your original question change? how did your opinion change? what changed your opinion? analyze and evaluate insights gained through research Bibliography: Defining purpose, objectives, question (which may change) Conducting literature review to prove discourse exists Data collection (stats and potential quotes) Analyzing the data (keep a research reflection journal) Presenting the research (writing and rewriting the paper) must use quotes to avoid plagiarism citation comes at end of sentence APA= "Quote" (Author year). "Someone said something" (Radic 2015). include context from quote including author's purpose source: http://torontocreativewritingservices.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/apa-bibliography-30.png AND In text citation: On its own page titled Bibliography (bold and centered) Sources listed A -> Z hanging indention double spaced, and a space between sources Analyzing Sources What is Undergraduate Research? Good: "Should assisted suicide be legal in all U.S. states?" Needs work: "Should censorship be used within photography?" Not a dilemma: "Should gender roles be assigned in the classroom?"
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