Learning about Undergraduate Research

Make research an integral part of your MSU experience! Come learn about the opportunities available for involvement in research and creative activities at Michigan State University. You can expect a short presentation, discussion and Q&A facilitated by current undergraduate researchers. There are multiple times and locations for this opportunity: Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., 304 Bessey… Read More »

Finding a Summer Research Opportunity

There are a variety of summer opportunities available for undergraduate students. Programs are hosted by colleges and universities around the United States and they provide an intensive research experience on a particular topic within a scholarly discipline. For undergraduates with plans for graduate or professional school after MSU, summer research provides the opportunity to expand… Read More »

Troubleshooting Your Undergraduate Research Experience

Intended for students who currently hold roles as undergraduate researchers. This panel discussion provides insight and suggestions on how to manage common challenges and problems. How can you establish an impactful working relationship with your supervisor? How do you manage to balance your academic, personal and research responsibilities? How can your optimize your relationship with… Read More »

Unpacking Your Research Experience

Have you thought about how the skills you are gaining through your undergraduate research experience will assist you in the future? Come learn about strategies for communicating your abilities to others, such as graduate schools and future employers. This workshop will include information about creating an elevator pitch related to your research and an opportunity… Read More »

Research Opportunities Symposium

The purpose of the Symposium is to provide information about 12 different funding opportunities that are relevant to the interests of our faculty. Colleagues who have received funding from these programs will share their knowledge, experience and advice. The Symposium will begin with a plenary session in the KIVA. The opening session will provide some… Read More »

Integrity in Undergrad Research & Creative Activities

Professor James Pivarnik (MSU’s Research Integrity Officer) will talk about responsible conduct of research (RCR), identifying and defining federal definitions of research misconduct (falsification, fabrication and plagiarism) and share resources available on campus for undergraduate researchers. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding adherence to RCR standards.

NSF Broader Impacts Workshop

Proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation are evaluated on both intellectual merit and broader impacts (BI)—how the proposed research will benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes. Broader impacts activities show the relevance of the research to the public—and increasingly determine which of multiple excellent proposals get funded. This… Read More »

University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum

The annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) provides Michigan State undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity. Held each spring in the MSU Union, UURAF brings together an intellectual community of highly motivated students to share their work with faculty, peers, and external audiences. UURAF provides a unique… Read More »

MSU & DEI Joint Research Colloquium

The Office of International Studies in Education is hosting a joint research colloquium between the MSU College of Education and Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI) in India. The college recently established a link with DEI, and this event will be a wonderful opportunity to begin to learn more substantively about research interests of DEI colleagues, hear… Read More »