The information below is for Seattle University undergraduate Summer research students who have received a College of Science and Engineering research award or are working on a faculty's research grant.
Faculty and students participating in summer research are expected to fulfill the Seattle University training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) through completion of one training module. Register with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) as an affiliate of Seattle University (Instructions on how to access CITI Training). When selecting curriculum, choose “Responsible Conduct of Research – Life Sciences;” then choose the curriculum that best suits your research field (Engineers, Physical Science, Biomedical investigators). For further instructions please refer to this RCR Explained.
This training will take about 3 hours and can be added to your first timesheet. When you have completed all tutorials in your field, the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Projects (ORSSP) will be notified and you will be eligible to begin research. If you have already completed the CITI tutorial, you are already eligible to conduct research.
If you have worked for SU at any time in the past:
If you have never worked for SU in the past:
Student employees are paid twice per month. Timesheets are due on the 15th and last business day of every month. You will be paid $16.50 per hour. You and your mentor are responsible for keeping your hours to 37.5 hours per week (no overtime is allowed), Sunday through Saturday and to a maximum of 375 total hours over the summer (unless a lower hour arrangement has been made with your supervisor). Summer Research work will begin mid-June and ends August 31st. Please work with your faculty mentor on a work schedule.
You will enter your hours in your timesheet in SUOnline . When you have completed entering your hours for each time period (i.e. July 1-15), be sure to click the box at the bottom indicating that you are ready to submit your hours to your supervisor. This will generate an email, prompting your faculty mentor to review, make comments and approve your hours.
Discounted housing is available to summer research assistants through the Housing and Residence Life office. It is the student’s responsibility to visit Housing and Residence Life: Summer Housing to apply. Please note that priority is given to those who apply by June 1st. Additionally, you will need to complete a Summer Housing Student Discount Form which will be posted on the Housing website by May. If a student cannot or decides not to work after all, their housing option is terminated.
Hiring Students - Any student hired for the Summer must be currently enrolled at Seattle University for Summer quarter or the upcoming Fall quarter. Temporary workers are not allowed. Summer Research work will begin mid-June and ends August 31st. Please work with your student on a work schedule.
Timesheets - Faculty mentors will keep track of all student hours worked. Faculty mentors are the primary supervisors for their student researchers and are responsible for approving timesheets on a bi-monthly basis. Should you not be able to approve a timesheet in the given time period (two days after each pay period closes), please coordinate with the alternate supervisor (Chandra Catron) ahead of time for her to approve the hours on your behalf. If this is not coordinated ahead of time, your student's pay will be deferred until the next pay period. Mentors are responsible for keeping their student's hours to 37.5 hours per week (no overtime is allowed), Sunday through Saturday (for all on-campus jobs), and 375 maximum hours over the summer. Any overage will need to be paid by an alternative budget. Please Note: All Summer research students final work day is August 31st and students will be deleted from the timesheet system September 1st.
Supply Purchases - If you received a supply allotment with your summer award, please plan to submit shopping cart requests no later than August 10th to Lorena Toledo-Eastey at email@example.com and all reimbursement requests by September 1st to Lorena Toledo-Eastey. Any submissions beyond these dates will require dean approval.
Student Research Volunteers - If you have a volunteer working in your lab this summer, please complete the Volunteer Agreement Form and Volunteer Form. Return both forms via email to Chandra Catron at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to their start in the lab.
Posters are a visual medium to engage an observer with a research project and are usually presented at conferences and professional meetings. Scientists like poster presentations because they can engage personally with interested observers who are experts in the field of research. Creating a poster is a valuable skill for your future and can be used in any direction you choose to go into.
A Horizontal Poster in the format of 24 x36 with three columns. The elements to include are as follows:
The Chemistry Department has a poster printer they have kindly allowed to be used by students to print their own poster. To gain access to the Chemistry Department printer, please contact one of the following:
Reprographics: If you choose to use Reprographics to print a poster, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program will not do reimbursements and you will need to identify alternative funding.
|Graphics & Integration with topic||There are 5-6 images, graphs or structures -- all easily viewed and well labeled. Several of the graphics used on the poster reflect exceptional integration of the figure to help explain the research.||3-4 images or graphs easily viewed and well labeled. One of the graphics used on the poster reflect a good integration of the figure to help explain the research.||2 images or graphs are not clear or not well labeled (eg titles and/or units missing). The graphics/figures do not really help explain the research.||No graphics included. Or graphics have major mistakes and/or units missing or incorrect.|
|Graphics - Relevance||All graphics are related to the research and make it easier to understand. All borrowed graphics have a source citation.||All graphics are related to the research and most make it easier to understand. All borrowed graphics have a source citation.||All graphics relate to the research. Most borrowed graphics have a source citation.||Graphics do not relate to the research OR several borrowed graphics do not have a source citation.|
|Required Elements||The poster includes all required elements as well as additional information.||All required elements are included on the poster.||All but 1 of the required elements are included on the poster.||Several required elements were missing.|
|Content & Accuracy||Accurate facts are displayed on the poster.||Most of the facts displayed on the poster are accurate.||There is a minor inaccuracy of facts displayed on the poster.||There is a major inaccuracy of facts displayed on the poster.|
|Grammar and Layout||There are no grammatical mistakes on the poster. The viewer easily understands the project.||There is 1 grammatical mistake on the poster. The layout of the poster is good.||There are 2 grammatical mistakes on the poster. The layout of the poster is adequate.||There are more than 2 grammatical mistakes on the poster. The layout of the poster requires improvement.|
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