NSF Grants Conference Webcast

Experience the Fall 2018 NSF Grants Conference virtually. The National Science Foundation will live stream the plenary sessions of the conference from New Orleans, Louisiana on November 8 and 9. There is no cost or limit for participants to view the live stream. Visit the website to register for the event and learn about the agenda… Read More »

Importance of Characterizing STEM Faculty Members’ Instructional Mindsets and Practices in an Era of Instructional Transformation

Abstract: Local and national initiatives to improve the learning experiences of students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses have been on-going for a couple of decades with a heightened momentum within the last ten years. However, recent large-scale studies have demonstrated that transmission of information is still the primary mode of instruction… 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 »

CIES Proposal Help Session

The upcoming annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society will be held in San Francisco, April 14-18, 2019. This year’s conference theme is “Educating for Sustainability.” For all with interests in comparative and international education, CIES is the main professional association in the U.S. In fact, CIES has become a very active international… 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 »