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Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity (URECA)


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  • Abrash, S.A. (2001). Revitalizing Undergraduate Research. Chemical & Engineering News, 79, 118.
  • Blatt, J.H. (2001). Transitions in Research from High School to College. NCSSSMST Journal, 6, 11-13.
  • Bowman, M.H. & Stage, F.K. (2002). Personalizing the Goals of Undergraduate Research. Journal of College Science Teaching, 32, 120-125.
  • Bradburn, T. (2001). Cooperative Education: A Key Link between Industry and Engineers in the Making. Chemical Engineering Education, 35, 58-61.
  • Brannon, P.M., Dean, R.Q.M., & Dean, J.C.M. (2002). Undergraduate Research - A Unique Learning Experience. Human Ecology, 30, 1.
  • Bressette, A.R. & Breton, G.W. (2001). Using Writing to Enhance the Undergraduate Research Experience. Journal of Chemical Education, 78, 1626-1627.
  • Bussell, M.E. (2001). Laying the Foundation. Chemical & Engineering News, 79, 206.
  • dePaula, J.C. (2001). Not Just for Grad Schools Anymore. Chemical & Engineering News, 79, 202.
  • Dotterer, R.L. (2002). Student-Faculty Collaborations, Undergraduate Research, and Collaboration as an Administrative Model. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 90, 81-90.
  • Emery, L.J. & Kalscheur, J.A. (2000). Use of the Student-Oriented Learning Outline in Research Education. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54, 335-338.
  • Gonzalez, C. (2001). Undergraduate Research, Graduate Mentoring, and the University's Mission. Science, 293, 1624-1626.
  • Hathaway, R.S., Nagda, B.A., & Gregerman, S.R. (2002). The Relationship of Undergraduate Research Participation to Graduate and Professional Education Pursuit: An Empirical Study. Journal of College Student Development, 43, 614-631.
  • Hefferan, K.P., Heywood, N.C., & Ritter, M.E. (2002). Integrating Field Trips and Classroom Learning into a Capstone Undergraduate Research Experience. Journal of Geography, 101, 183-190.
  • Heylings, D.J.A. & Tariq, V.N. (2001). Reflection and Feedback on Learning: A Strategy for Undergraduate Research Project Work. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 26 .
  • Hutchinson, A.R. & Atwood, D.A. (2002). Research With First- and Second-Year Undergraduates: A New Model for Undergraduate Inquiry at Research Universities. Journal of Chemical Education, 79, 125-126.
  • Ishiyama, J. (2002). Does Early Participation in Undergraduate Research Benefit Social Science and Humanities Students? College Student Journal, 36, 380-387.
  • Kardash, C.M. (2000). Evaluation of an Undergraduate Research Experience: Perceptions of Undergraduate Interns and their Faculty Mentors. Journal of Educational Psychology, 92, 191-201.
  • Katkin, W. (2003). The Boyer Commission Report and Its Impact on Undergraduate Research. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 93, 19-39.
  • Kenny, S.S. (2003). New Challenges in a Post-Boyer World. American Scientist, 91, 103-106.
  • Killeen, T.L. (2001). Mentoring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Courses. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 85, 95-109.
  • Kinkead, J. (2003). Learning Through Inquiry: An Overview of Undergraduate Research. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 93, 5-18.
  • Kurdziel, J.P. & Libarkin, J.C. (2002). Research Methodologies in Science Education: Undergraduate Research Mentoring, Teacher Workshops, and K-12 Outreach Activities. Journal of Geoscience Education, 50, 602-609.
  • Lancy, D.F. (2003). Interdisciplinary Research: The NCUR-Lancy Awards. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 93, 79-86.
  • Lancy, D.F. (2003). What One Faculty Member Does to Promote Undergraduate Research. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 93, 87-93.
  • Landrum, R.E., & Nelsen, L.R. (2002). The Undergraduate Research Assistantship: An Analysis of the Benefits. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 15 - 19.
  • McIntosh, G. (2001). Intellectual Development and Undergraduate Research in Physics. Journal of College Science Teaching, 30, 412-413.
  • Merkel, C.A. (2003). Undergraduate Research at the Research Universities. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 93, 39-54.
  • Mervis, J. (2001). Student Research: What is it Good For? Science, 293, 1614-1615.
  • Moore, J.W. (2001). Research, Discovery, and Education. Journal of Chemical Education, 78, 431.
  • Neuenschwander, D.E. (1995). How to Involve Undergraduates in Research: A Field Guide for Faculty. College Park, MD: American Institute of Physics.
  • Nelsen, L.R. (2002). The Undergraduate Research Assistantship: An Analysis of the Benefits. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 15-20.
  • Nnadozie, E., Ishiyama, J., & Chon, J. (2001). Undergraduate Research Internships and Graduate School Success. Journal of College Student Development, 42, 145-156.
  • Norheden, K.J. & Hoefliich, M.H. (1999). Undergraduate Research and Intellectual Property Rights. IEEE Transactions on Education, 42, 233-237.
  • Oates, K. (2001). Promoting Progressive Pedagogies: A Case for Community Based Undergraduate Research. Peer Review, 3-4, 19-20.
  • Pukkila, P.J., Taylor, D.E., & Gray-Little, B. (2001). Why Establish an Office of Undergraduate Research? Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly , 177 - 179.
  • Reingold, I.D. (2001). The CUR Institute in Proposal Writing. Journal of Chemical Education, 78, 716.
  • Rodrick, R. & Dickmeyer, L. (2002). Providing Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Communication Students: A Curricular Approach. Communication Education, 51, 40-51.
  • Shachter, A.M. (2003). Integrating Ethics in Science into a Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Journal of Chemical Education, 80, 507-572.
  • Shelito, C., Shea, K., Mueller-Solger, A., & Davis, W. (2001). Successful Mentoring of Undergraduate Researchers. Journal of College Science Teaching, 30, 460-465.
  • Strein, T.G. (2001). Educating the Masses. Chemical & Engineering News, 79, 223.
  • Tobochnik, J. (2001). The Importance of Undergraduate Research. American Journal of Physics, 69, 933-934.
  • Wankat, P.C. & Oreovicz, F.S. (2002). Starting Young: Undergraduate Research. ASEE Prism, 11, 40.
  • Wenzel, T.J. (2000). Undergraduate Research. A Capstone Learning Experience. Analytical Chemistry, 72, 547A - 550A.
  • Zydney, A.L., Bennett, J.S., Shahid, A., & Bauer, K.W. (2002). Faculty Perspectives Regarding the Undergraduate Research Experience in Science and Engineering, Journal of Engineering Education, 91, 291 - 297.


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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for rising juniors and seniors majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities located across the country.

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