Want to meet directly with members of the US Congress to support undergraduate research? Here’s your chance. We can think of a few of you who would be perfect for this. If you do end up being selected, let us at the UHP know! Keep reading for more info.
Here’s a tip: if you do apply, use your home address — DC doesn’t have a voting member, but your home district does (probably)! This will increase your chances of being selected for “Posters on the Hill.”
The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers.
The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.
Call for Applications for the 2010 Posters on the Hill Event Occurring April 13, 2010:
Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than the words and stories of the student participants themselves. On April 13, 2010 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 14th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.
CUR is calling for students to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR’s divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences).
Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using our on-line submission form. Prior to submitting the form, students should gather the contact information for all co-authors, advisors and sponsors (if applicable), prepare a short vitae/resume, and poster abstract.
For more information, and the link to submit an application, please visit: http://www.cur.org/pohcall.html