Notes from the Collaborative
A Note from the Collaborative Director
Defining Collaboration: Collaborative Undergraduate Research Across the Disciplines
Research and Academic Travel Funding Opportunities
Academic Travel Award Recipients
Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations
Mar. 25, 2011 Collaborative Summer-Fall Grant applications due
Mar. 31 - Apr. 2, 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Apr. 18, 2011 Collaborative Continuation Grant applications due
May 2, 2011 Student Academic Travel Grant and Attendee Grant applications due
Student Profile: Brittney Stevenson
I was a student participant in the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. I went to several
different presentations, with topics ranging from information about graduate school to psychological research, to a presentation on green psychology. After these
presentations the students set up their research studies. I was able to ask
questions, read, and discuss other research projects with other undergraduate
students. I also presented my own research project, discussed, and answered
questions about it.
The feedback I received about my
presentation was from other undergraduate students, as well as professors from
other colleges in the tri-state area. One professor thought it would be an
interesting study to follow up on in the way that we presented further research
in our discussion. Another professor was interested in the way the study had
changed since the '70s and why it changed. The students overall seemed
interested and engaged when we were talking. They mostly asked clarifying
questions and gave us positive feedback.
This conference was over all
beneficial for my future. I was able to hear about graduate school and details
of the application process. It was also beneficial to be able to present a
research project. Presenting in front of people is not my strongest skill.
Therefore, doing this was practice and enhanced my ability to be comfortable
speaking about my work with others.
I was given gracious amounts of
information about graduate school and the application process. I was given tips
on how to ask for letters of recommendation, how to write a personal statement,
and what schools would be looking for. I was given an opportunity to make
myself a stronger candidate for a graduate school program. Also, because we
discussed other research projects I was given an idea of what other areas of
research are interesting to me. I learned a lot about the different methods and
procedures of research as well.