Monday, August 18, 2008

Research Grants for UCO students

Deadline for the Student Research, Creative, & Scholarly Activities (RCSA) Grant is Monday, March 2, 2009. There were 50 applications last year, all funded (after proposal revisions).

I encourage you all to take advantage of this opportunity. Read more at: http://www.ucok.edu/facres/student_research/student_research.html. The amounts are as follows (for an academic year):

- 500 grant
- 1560 stipend
- 1100 tuition waiver

Follow Nike's motto: JUST DO IT! Since there are funds available, the chances of getting funded are quite high! And the benefits for your future careear even higher.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

About CUR - Council on Undergraduate Research

About CUR - Council on Undergraduate Research


For undergraduate students interested in research (many should be!), this is a great opportunity:

"Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR provides support for faculty development. Our publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs. We assist administrators and faculty members in improving and assessing the research environment at their institutions. CUR also provides information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress. CUR welcomes faculty and administrators from all academic institutions. Our primary advocacy is in support of faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. CUR achieves its vision through efforts of its membership as organized in a divisional structure that includes biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, social sciences, an at-large division that serves administrators and other disciplines, and a division for directors of undergraduate research programs.

Definition of Undergraduate Research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.

The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

NEW WEB TOOLS HELP EDUCATORS USE SPARKY VIDEO AWARDS IN FALL COURSES (SPARC)

NEW WEB TOOLS HELP EDUCATORS USE SPARKY VIDEO AWARDS IN FALL COURSES (SPARC)

A video contest suited for everybody. This year: “MindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing.” The videos should be two minutes or less. I am interested in this issue myself :-)

19 Most Essential Open Source Applications That You Probably Want To Know - Opensource, Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

19 Most Essential Open Source Applications That You Probably Want To Know - Opensource, Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

Most of these are really useful for students. In other words, STOP PAYING FOR SOFTWARE! See my free software (freeware) page also.