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The UCUR Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides support for University of South Alabama undergraduates from all disciplines. Preference will be given to applicants who are, at least, rising-Juniors. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The program is designed to encourage students to become involved in research, scholarly, and creative activity in their major discipline. This multi-disciplinary program runs for 10 weeks during the summer and is conducted every year.

The primary objectives of this program are to encourage interactions among students from different disciplines and to teach students how to communicate technical concepts in non-technical terms to individuals outside their disciplines. This will help students to put their work in perspective by having to address questions from peers with different backgrounds. These objectives will be achieved through informal by-weekly meetings in which students will discuss their projects, their progress and pitfalls with peers in other disciplines.

The application forms are available on the internet. University of South Alabama Undergraduate students and their mentors in all disciplines are encouraged to apply by submitting a formal application.

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Deadlines for Application

There are two different deadlines for applications. The first deadline is only for those students who have not identified a mentor but would like to participate in the program during the summer. In this case, the student should send an email with their name, major, interests to ucur@southalabama.edu by Friday, February 14, 2014. A copy of their transcript should also be attached. The second deadline is only for complete applications, filled by student and mentor, and should be received by 5:00pm Friday, March 14, 2014.

Students may directly contact a faculty mentor during their Sophomore or Junior year or, alternatively, UCUR may act as a liaison helping students in identifying faculty members with projects in specific areas. Past projects and student testimonials are good examples of the work done that may help you better understand the significance and importance of this program. The following documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing or printing purposes. If you do not have a copy of the program, download a FREE COPY by clicking here. When you are ready, click the following links to see several examples of past projects and students testimonials.

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Projects will be evaluated by UCUR based on student qualifications, the quality of the project, and the experience of faculty mentors. In order to have a broad representation during the evaluation process, the committee includes members from a variety of disciplines. See the list of faculty that forms the University Committee for Undergraduate Research.

Volunteer Internship Program
The UCUR Program oversees volunteer internships designed to provide students with a meaningful initial hands-on experience in their discipline. The application for this program is available on the internet. Undergraduate students and their mentors in all disciplines are encouraged to apply by submitting a formal application.

 
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