The Office of Fellowships would like to announce an exciting addition to its structure and programs. Programs related to student research that were formerly housed in the Office of Sponsored Research will now be included in a combined service for students. Dr. Theresa Earenfight will continue in her role as director and will be assisted with these programs by Dr. Molly Clark Hillard. Moving forward, the disbursement of student travel funding and the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Association annual conference (SUURA) will be administered by Dr. Clark Hillard from this office.
This partnership will allow us to better mentor students as they engage in undergraduate and graduate research and explore post-graduate fellowships and grants. The re-organization will strengthen the existing structure in the following ways:
Tanya Hayes, Ph.D and Felipe Murtinho, Ph.D have pursued research interests focusing on international environmental policies to support conservation and rural livelihoods in Latin America. Students have worked with Professors Hayes and Murtinho on research in Ecuador.
Professor Marie Wong teaches an annual service learning Community Design Workshop where students integrate planning methods and community building through a quarter-long project. Students analyze and develop strategies and recommendations in an urban development or design plan which is presented to the client.
As an EVST Senior, you will investigate an environmental problem of your choosing. The problem must:
The issue may be of local, national or international concern, so long as it is identifiable and you can gather information on the issue. All projects will use empirical data (often a mix of published studies, archival data and existent databases) to answer the research question.
Previous projects have considered:
You may choose to present your research at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
The Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal highlights the research achievements of SU undergraduates through a peer-reviewed on-line publication. Research includes any original quantitative or qualitative work that a student has conducted during their academic studies including theoretical works, policy analyses, research-based editorial pieces, Core writing and others.
The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons is excited to announce the creation of a new Undergraduate Research Award.
To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled at Seattle University as an undergraduate student in any class level and have completed and submitted an original research project for an SU credit course.
The first place prize winner will receive $500 and the second and third place winners will receive $250.
Full details can be found at the Undergraduate Research Award site: https://scholarworks.seattleu.edu/ura.
Undergraduate research is a key "high-impact" educational practice and is a growing part of undergraduate education programs at colleges and universities nationwide. We look forward to this opportunity to recognize, encourage and celebrate undergraduate student scholarship at SU, and are equally delighted to join the efforts of other initiatives on campus like SUURJ in the Office of Fellowships and Student Research, which is also a sponsor for this award.