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The Office of Research for Undergraduates
encourages and supports undergraduate explorations and engagement in research and creative projects in all disciplines. Through our efforts, we hope to increase participation in undergraduate research and raise awareness of the opportunities at Miami University.

March ORU Newsletter 2023
Save-the-date! Wed Apr 19 Miami 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum In-Person Shriver Center 900a-430p
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Deadlines and events - read details below.
Mar 13 LAURE (Libraries Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence Award)

Mar 13, Apr 3 and Apr 24 Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers Workshop Series [King Library AIS room 134] 

Mar 28 Undergraduate Researchers workshop offered by ORU and SOURCE  7-8pm [King Library AIS room 134]

Mar 29 CTE & ORU Faculty Workshop -  Early Exposure to Undergraduate Research: The First Year Research Experience (FYRE)
April 11 CTE & ORU Faculty Workshop - How Can Access to, and Visibility of, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Be Improved?
April 11 Undergraduate Researchers workshop offered by ORU and SOURCE 7-8pm [King Library AIS room 134]
UR 2023 Undergraduate Research Forum SAVE-THE-DATE Wednesday, April 19, 2023
In-Person Event 900a-430pm Miami Shriver Center 701 E. Spring St., Oxford OH 
The 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum builds on a rich tradition of showcasing scholarly and creative works conducted by our undergraduate students under the guidance of dedicated mentors. The event will include poster presentations, talks, a showcase of research centers, a featured exhibit and panel discussions. The event is free and open to the public. The date coincides with the National Undergraduate Research week, April 17-21, 2023.
Miami University UR 2023 Forum website will display abstracts and images for student presentations. This digital archive also hosts three years' worth of presentations 2020, 2021 and 2022.
New this year! Showcase of Miami Centers and Institutes in the Poster Sessions A, B, C
UR 2023 Forum Event Schedule
Morning [9-1145a]
· Featured Exhibit Shriver Center Foyer
· 90-Minute Poster Presentations --- Session A 9-1030a [JDOL]
· Showcase of Centers and Institutes [JDOL]
· Ten-minute Talk presentations Shriver Center 3rd Floor [concurrent sessions]
       Session-I  930-1030a       Session-II 1045-1145a 

Mid-day [1100a-100pm] Heritage Room [3rd Floor Shriver Center]
· 11-1145a Panel Discussion on the Featured Exhibit: A collaboration with University
Communications & Marketing.
· Buffet Luncheon [begins at 1145a]
· 12:00-1215pm: Library Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence - Winners Celebration
· 1215-1pm Panel Discussion “Building on undergraduate research experiences - what’s next?'
 A collaboration with the Office for ASPIRE- Advancing strategy, partnerships, institutional relations, and economy. 
Afternoon [100-430pm]
· Featured Exhibit  Shriver Center Foyer
· 90-Minute Poster Presentations --- Session B 1pm-230pm   Session C 3pm-430p [JDOL]
· Showcase of Centers and Institutes JDOL
· Ten-minute Talk presentations Shriver Center 3rd Floor [concurrent sessions]
       Session-III 115-215p    Session-IV 230-330p
Miami Undergrads - Miami Libraries Invite You to Tell Us Your Research Story! 
March 13, 2023 LAURE Submissions Online Deadline  
How to Apply for LAURE 
The Miami University Libraries Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence (LAURE) is an annual award dedicated to celebrating research conducted by undergraduates using library resources. Miami University enrolled undergraduates are eligible. A project may be in any format or medium and may include (but is not limited to: Research papers, Lab/clinical research investigation, Photography, film, or video Product or prototype development Artwork Architectural project or model Website creation Mapping or GIS project Database development Field trip or site exploration).
Award Categories and Prizes: First Prize: $750 Second Prize: $300 Third Prize: $200
Email if you have questions about submitting your project in a format not listed above.
Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers Workshop Series King AIS 134 Mondays 4-5pm
Open this formstack link to register for any of these dates
Session #2: Mar 13 Growing as mentors and mentees. Documenting outcomes, evaluating progress, identifying challenges 
Session #3: Apr 3 Elements of good mentoring. Learning from other mentors, what has proven effective in your own mentoring, developing a mentoring philosophy
Session #4 Apr 24: Choice of participants: For Example: Communicating Research outcomes in formal and informal venues

ORU Invitation to Faculty: Proposals for Supporting First Year Research Experiences [FYRE] 
The office of research for undergraduates [ORU] invites faculty to offer First Year Research Experience (FYRE) courses for Spring 2024, or for the 2024-25 academic year, aimed at first year [or second year] undergraduate students. Up to $1500 can be awarded for a two-semester sequence. Details are forthcoming.
Research as Instruction: workshop series offered for faculty by CTE and ORU
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Office of Research for Undergraduates [ORU]
                                             Workshops will be held in AIS 134, King Library
(Part 3): Early Exposure to Undergraduate Research: The First Year Research Experience (FYRE)

Faculty who have taught FYRE courses (UNV 171/172) in the last 6 years will provide their perspectives on the benefits for faculty and students and address the successes and challenges they experienced. Participants will also learn about the process for proposing their own FYRE course.   
Wed Mar 29 [10:30am 12pm] Register Here

(Part 4): How Can Access to, and Visibility of, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Be Improved?

A panel discussion will introduce participants to various institutional programs that aim to channel students into research opportunities, including one-on-one mentored research as well as course-based research.
Undergraduate Researchers Workshops Spring 2023 Hosts: ORU & SOURCE
These workshops are aimed at students at specific stages of their development as researchers. The ORU, and the Student Organization for Research and Career Exploration (SOURCE) invite Miami undergraduates to attend. In-person events Location AIS 134, King 
Register for either date.

Mar 28 [7-8pm] Let's Taco 'bout Creating and Presenting Research
SOURCE Members invite undergraduates planning to present at the UR Forum or other conferences. 

Apr 11 [7-8pm] Exploring undergraduate research at Miami University
If you are considering undergraduate research, or if you wish to learn more about why you might consider undergraduate research, this one's for you. SOURCE Members invite you to explore these topics: benefits of undergraduate research, how to find opportunities for undergraduate research, navigating the Miami's  Undergraduate Research Forum.

About SOURCE (Student Organization for Undergraduate Research & Career Exploration) 
SOURCE educates members by offering networking events about, career opportunities, Fulbright Scholarships, Summer Internships and more! Our goal is to increase student interest in participating in undergraduate research, educate members about post-graduate career opportunities and provide resources for networking and applications for Fulbright scholarships, summer Internships and more!
Executive leadership positions available!   Find us on the Hub! Email Questions to
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Miami University Institutional Memberships cover your costs to join these professional organizations.
All Miami University faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students) are invited to take advantage of these membership benefits and professional development opportunities.
Ohio Academy of Sciences (OAS) Institutional Membership
You are now able to join the Academy at no cost. You must use your organization’s email when completing your Membership Registration, so the Academy can verify that you qualify as part of Miami’s membership.
How to join The Ohio Academy of Science
1. Go to
2. Begin your registration by clicking on “Click here to Register as a New Member”
3. Under the Individual Membership plan select either Professional or College Student
4. Use and pay for the membership with the discount code: MIAMI
5. Under Billing Option, please select Bill Me (pay by check). The discount code you entered will be applied to your membership and the bill will show a zero balance.
6. Complete the form and click submit.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Enhanced Institutional Membership
HOW TO JOIN Open the CUR page  Navigate to the very TOP menu.  Click Join. Next, click on the "Activate My Enhanced Member Benefits".  Fill in the form. Council on Undergraduate Research publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing, nurturing, and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs. Faculty, staff, administrators, students, and colleagues from all types of academic institutions and organizations form the dynamic CUR membership. 
Every year, each of the 13 CUR divisions create an action plan in support of the CUR strategic plan.  Many of those plans include awards for both mentors and students, to support research projects, provide funding for conference presentations, and to honor exemplary mentoring.
CUR Upcoming Faculty Mentor Award Deadlines
Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Award Deadline March 15, 2023
Health Science Innovative Mentor Award Deadline March 19, 2023

MCS Division Mentor Award Deadline is March 31, 2023

Biology Mentor Awards Deadline for Colleague and Self-Nominations | April 1, 2023
Chemistry Outstanding Mentorship Awards Deadline April 1, 2023

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