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Undergraduate Research Publication and Presentation Opportunities

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Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum - WSU's annual undergraduate presentation forum, featuring posters, oral, and exhibition presentations. The 2014 URCAF Call for Abstracts is available online now, and the deadline is March 25, 2014.

Mikrokosmos and Mojo - Submissions for poetry, prose, and images

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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates - "Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior." The goal of this program is to provide 10 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of human or animal behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects.  Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research.  Students selected for the program will be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week for research; thus, it is NOT possible to be enrolled in courses or other activities during the program.  This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. Applications due by March 21, 2014 at 5 pm. Experience runs from May 31, 2014-July 26, 2014.

i3 Undergraduate Research Opportunity - **Application extended until February 28, 2014.** The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Students undertake a year-long experience that includes two summer institutes held at the University of Pittsburgh and a year-long team research project. Students are immersed in special-topics workshops, professional development seminars, research projects, and network-building opportunities.

Past i3 Scholars have completed a variety of interdisciplinary research projects. A sample of past project topics have included:

   - Viral videos and the leading factors related to online sharing
   - Youth education and recruitment into STEM fields
   - Gender representation in video games
   - Online community building in social movements like Occupy Wall St.
   - Social media and political involvement in campaigns
   - Identity representation and catfishing on social media
   - Environmental sustainability efforts in the information technology
   sector
   - Psychological incentives to donate to crowd-sourced campaigns on
   Kickstarter and similar online platforms

The 2014 i3 will be held at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences from June 1-27, 2014.

National Collegiate Honors Council Conference - Accepting presentation proposals for the 2014 conference in Denver, CO, with the theme "Thrill of the Climb." The conference will be held November 5-9, 2014. 

Discussions - Case Western Reserve University's Undergraduate Research Journal. Look for more information on for the fall 2014 issue soon.

Great Plains Honors Council Conference - Honors is interested in supporting students going to the Great Plains Honors Conference in South Padre Island, Texas at the beautiful Isla Grand Beach Resort. If you are interested in attending, please email honors@wichita.edu for more information! 

Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol - This annual symposium offers students the chance to present their undergraduate research to their Kansas legislators. Look for information forthcoming about the upcoming symposium, held in spring 2015.