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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.
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September 2022 ORU Newsletter 
  Undergraduate Research Program Opportunities
      MUCAT Design Competition Kickoff Meeting Wed Sep 14 5:30-6:30pm Benton Hall Lobby
      DUOS (Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunity for Scholarship Application Deadline 10/17

      URA (Undergraduate Research Award) Program Application Deadline 10/17
Attend a virtual Q&A Session to learn more about the DUOS or URA Programs. 
Register via the Miami Event Calendar  Email to request            DUOS or URA application form as an MS Word document.
 Event Invitation "Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research" ORU/SOURCE welcome     
 undergraduates to attend Wed Sep 21 Hybrid Event In-person Room 134 AIS King 7-8:00pm 
 Email with questions.
MUCAT Design Competition Kick Off Meeting Wed Sep 14 Benton Hall Lobby
The Miami University Center for Assistive Technology (MUCAT), in collaboration with  the Leaving it Better Initiative, will be hosting its annual Design Innovation Competition, which allows teams of undergraduate students to develop technologies that improve quality of life.

In this competition, teams work to develop a solution to a problem in line with the competition theme of "Assistive Technology for neurological and/or orthopedic disabilities." Five to six teams are to be selected as finalists and provided up to $500 to develop a prototype of their solution.

                 Individuals interested in participating in this competition should join
the Competition Kickoff meeting on Wed Sep 14th, from 5:30-6:60 PM in the Benton Hall Lobby.
We will discuss the competition guidelines and enjoy some pizza! Please also complete the general information survey. After completing this survey, we will add you to the MUCAT Canvas page, where you can join a team if you have one or use the discussion boards to explore project ideas with others. Need help forming a team? Contact Dr. Chagdes ( to get help with finding others with similar interests.

Want to join but do not have an idea? Don't worry!
You can share your thoughts and learn about other ideas at the competition kickoff meeting   on Wed, Sep 14th at 5:30 PM or the Idea Exchange on Mon, Sep 19th at 5:30 PM   If you have friends in a different major that you think might be interested, please share this email and ask them to complete the general information survey. We will add to the Competition Canvas site to use the discussion board to meet others interested and register by signing up for a project group.

All questions should be addressed to Dr. Chagdes (

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(DUOS) Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunity for Scholarship Program
Mon Oct 17 Online Application Deadline Call for Student Proposals 
The DUOS program bridges the gap between graduate and undergraduate research at Miami University. The undergraduate student and graduate student pair will work together on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member in a Ph.D. granting department. DUOS is open to any undergraduate student and any post-master’s doctoral student in good standing who agree to abide by program requirements.  Read the DUOS Program Guidelines.
Register to attend DUOS Program Information Sessions Fri 9/16 or Tues 9/20  [12:00-12:45pm] via the Miami Events Calendar.  
(URA) Undergraduate Research Award Program
Mon Oct 17 Online Application Deadline  Call for Student Proposals
Undergraduate Research Award (URA) Program for Miami Undergraduates to develop a grant application requesting funding to support a faculty-mentored undergraduate research experience. These mentor/student partnerships encourage discovery, creative activity and/or novel, inquiry-based activity. Students must find a Miami faculty member willing to mentor an independent research project. Review the URA Program Guidelines carefully for application preparation and submission details. 
Register to attend URA Information Sessions via the Miami Events Calendar
Oct 5, 2022 Application Deadline for Spring 2023 Internship DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
SULI is open to full-time students attending 4-year institutions and community colleges or recent graduates within two years of receiving their bachelor’s degree. SULI Interns work directly with National Laboratory scientists and engineers, assisting them on research or technology projects that support the DOE mission. SULI is a stipend-based and is offered three times annually in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.
Learn how to find internships. Connect with Miami's Center for Career Exploration and Success via Handshake.
SOURCE Student Organization for Undergraduate Research and Career Exploration
Wed Sep 21, 2022  King Library AIS Room 134  [7:00-8pm]  You Are Invited to Attend
Getting Involved in Research |Tips for Starting a Successful Year  
"Who is SOURCE? Our community of Miami students has a passion for undergraduate research across all majors. SOURCE is a place for students with any level of experience to come together and learn from each other, make connections, and share their ideas. Whether you have an interest in doing research but haven't yet joined a project or you have been participating in research for several semesters you are invited to connect with SOURCE.
  • Assists in streamlining the process for students to get involved in undergraduate research on campus.
  • Invites you to chat with our current members about Lab Positions, Research Presentations, Fulbright Scholarships, Summer Internships and more! Executive leadership positions available! 
  • Educates members about career opportunities by offering networking events.
  • 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)
Miami University recently joined The Ohio Academy of Science as an Institutional Member. Because of this, 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. Complete each part of the Membership Registration
6. 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.
7. Complete the form and click submit.

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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.  HOW TO JOIN CUR  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. 

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