Undergraduate Research includes scholarly projects in which both faculty and students are collaborative partners in examining, creating, and sharing new knowledge or works in ways consistent with practices in the discipline.

The Drinko Center currently supports Undergraduate Research at Westminster College through two major aims, but our services and offerings will continue to grow.

1) Support student research through supply grants and travel grants for students presenting their research externally.

2) Organizing the The Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC), a day-long event showcasing the collaborative work between Westminster faculty and students. 

Poster Presentation Resources

To view the Zoom Presentation on Poster Presentations at URAC follow this link:

https://westminsteredu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=69f3cf5e-845d-450e-a275-acf40126df1f

 

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Dr. Lackey's presentation on how to make a research poster including information on printing posters at Westminster.

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Zoom Oral Presentation Resources

To view the Zoom Presentation on ORAL Presentations at URAC follow this link:

https://westminsteredu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=b1d4fd25-0c63-4a4f-bc49-ad0901236e31

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Research Roundtable Resources

Use the following link to watch the zoom recording of the Roundtables information Session:
 
 
Passcode: 3^&PdQBR

Summer Research Fellowship Application

This program supports student/faculty pairs from any academic discipline who wish to engage in scholarly research or creative projects during the summer. This program involves a competitive application process and the funding for the selected fellows includes stipends for both team members over a four or six week period.

Presentation Resources

 

View these slides for details on Writing a Competitive Research Fellowship Application, with a focus on the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program.

 

To view the Zoom Presentation follow this link:

https://westminsteredu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=ad530d6d-6fd0-4bf5-b0eb-ace8013c55d8

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View these slides for details on the selection and application processes for Research Internships and Graduate School in STEM fields.

 

To view the Zoom Presentation follow this link:

https://westminsteredu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=7272a898-71aa-4a27-b25a-ac6f001ef448

 

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Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research

Karen K. Resendes 

ugresearch@westminster.edu

(724) 946-7211

 

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Student Grants

This program supports the undertaking of research projects and creative activities performed by undergraduates at Westminster College by providing funds for the purchase of supplies and equipment, travel to a research sites, libraries, data sources or training, and acquiring data sets or software.

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This program supports individual performances and/or presentations of student research at professional conferences/events in any discipline, including work in visual and performing arts.

Important Information for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Students who participate in College-sponsored travel via the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research must upload their proof of vaccination to the student health portal before the College will approve their funding and travel plans. This is required both for travel grants and for any research grant that includes a travel component.

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This program supports students to attend the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), an event dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Selected students will participate in NCUR through presentation and other attendance at this 2022 VIRTUAL Event

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Faculty Led Grants

The group grant program is intended to support either: 1) Group research projects or 2) Performances/presentations at professional conferences by groups of students (where multiple students are part of a single presentation or performance) in any discipline including work in visual and performing arts disciplines. This form is only intended for group travel where multiple students will be part of a single presentation or performance. The supporting faculty member is responsible for form submission. 

Important Information for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Students who participate in College-sponsored travel via the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research must upload their proof of vaccination to the student health portal before the College will approve their funding and travel plans. This is required both for travel grants and for any research grant that includes a travel component.

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