STEM Central

A Community of Practice for NSF STEM Projects

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Community Working Group

The purpose of this working group is to initiate and facilitate discussions and develop educational resources related to undergraduate research and internship experiences.  It includes materials and follow up discussions that evolved from the 2012 STEP Grantee meeting breakout session lead by John Davis – Alma College, Joseph Kruger – Lamar University, Rakesh Pangasa – Arizona Western College and moderated by Sue Fitzgerald – NSF.  Also included are materials and discussions related to the STEP Central webinar: Introductory Undergraduate Research Experiences: Connecting Rising Sophomores to STEM, presented by Ginger Holmes Rowell and Christopher Stephens at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Resources & Discussions

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Early Engagement in Course-Based Research Increases Graduation Rates and Completion of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Degrees Article June 06, 2016 0
Assessment of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences: A Meeting Report Link August 22, 2015 0
Tapping the Potential of All - Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges Tech Report November 08, 2014 0
STEP WEBINAR: Why wait? Using Early Undergraduate Research to Improve the STEM Educational Experience and Retain Talented Students Webinar September 09, 2014 0
Share your Ideas for Undergraduate Research and Internships! Discussion December 21, 2013 5
STEP MEETING 2013 BREAKOUT: Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR): A guide for undergraduate research initiatives (Session II-3) Discussion January 26, 2013 1
STEP MEETING 2013 BREAKOUT: Introductory Research Experiences for At-risk Freshman-Sophomore STEM Majors (Session I-2) Discussion January 26, 2013 1
STEP Central Webinar: Introductory Undergraduate Research Experiences: Connecting Rising Sophomores to STEM Discussion September 17, 2012 1
Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities (2017) Book February 24, 2017 0
Recent STEP Survey -What do you think ? Discussion June 07, 2014 0
Please plan to attend Resources for Undergraduate Research and Internships Workshop Discussion February 22, 2014 0
STEP MEETING 2014 BREAKOUT SESSION: Resources to improve your Undergraduate Research and Internship Program (Session II-4) Discussion February 08, 2014 0
Report for Transfer STEM Student Undergraduate Research at Davidson County Community College Unpublished January 06, 2018 0
Integrating Discovery-Based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum Book February 24, 2017 0
Transforming Undergraduate Research Culture and Curricula (TURCC) - Extended Application Deadline to March 21! Discussion March 19, 2016 0
CUR Biennial Conference Discussion November 25, 2015 0
Undergraduate research experiences: Impacts and opportunities Tech Report March 10, 2015 0
Contribute to the discussion on Early Undergraduate Research Discussion October 11, 2014 0
Council on Undergraduate Research Meetings June 28-July 1 in Washington, DC Discussion June 07, 2014 0
Continuing the discussion from the STEP meetings Discussion March 29, 2014 0
Council on Undergraduate Research Meeting Registration Conference March 29, 2014 0
STEP 2014 Session II-4 Notes: Resources to improve your Undergraduate Research and Internship Program File March 15, 2014 0
Impact of Undergraduate Research on GPA and Graduation Rates File December 28, 2013 0
Council of Undergraduate (CUR) Research Opportunities Discussion October 06, 2013 0
STEP 2013 Session I-02 NOTES: Introductory Research Experiences for At-Risk Freshman-Sophomore STEM Majors File May 06, 2013 0
STEP 2013 Session III-02 NOTES - Using Undergraduate Research and Internships to Recruit and Retain STEM Students File April 25, 2013 0
Introductory Research Experiences for At-Risk Freshman-Sophomore STEM Majors File March 11, 2013 0
CUR's Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR) Discussion March 11, 2013 0
STEP MEETING 2013 BREAKOUT: Using Undergraduate Research and Internships to Recruit and Retain STEM Students (Session III-2) Discussion February 02, 2013 0
SIG Handout - Undergraduate Research and Internships File April 03, 2012 0
Summary of Early Undergraduate Research and Internship Special Interest Group March 15, 2012 NSF-STEP Meetings Discussion March 19, 2012 0