Center For Student Research And Creativity

 

                         Spring Exposium is back in the events area of the library!

ISU's annual celebration of research is back!  Spring Exposium will be held on April 11, 12, and 14 in the events are of Cunningham Memorial Library..  April 13th we will be in the Performing Arts Building.  More information about reigstering will come beginning in February 2022.

 

NCUR 2022@Home

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is the largest conference on undergraduate research in the country. Each year, approximately 4,000 undergraduates from all over the country present their scholarship as posters, oral presentations, performances, and works of art. It is a great opportunity for students to present their research and network with other undergraduate researchers.

Normally, ,a university hosts the conference and that is still true, but the conference will be virtual,  That means "costs" are reduced and perhaps more Sycamore undergraduate researchers can attend.  Save the date! NCUR2022@Home will happen April  4-8, 2022. You can submit your abstract now through 

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: November 29th, 2021.

IMPORTANT:  Since its founding in 2012, the CSRC has been committed to fully funding the costs of attendance for ISU students who present at NCUR.  The CSRC will cover all registration costs.

                  For more Information Click Here    When submitting your abstract please use Tom Steiger (thomas.steiger@indstate.edu) as the institutional contact

 

 

 

Fall Exposium      Fall Exposium is Sept 16, 2021 10am-4pm

Nothing says "we're back" more than Fall Exposium in the events area of the Cunningham Memorial Library.  We will celebrate the 10 weeks summer 2021 summer reserach experiences.  There will be reseach presented from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Technology.  Come out and see what was done, meet these talented researchers, and learn what you can do, if interested in doing research with an ISU faculty member.  10am-4pm.

 

 


NCUR 2021@Home

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is the largest conference on undergraduate research in the country. Each year, approximately 4,000 undergraduates from all over the country present their scholarship as posters, oral presentations, performances, and works of art. It is a great opportunity for students to present their research and network with other undergraduate researchers.

Normally, ,a university hosts the conference and that is still true, but the conference will be virtual,  That means "costs" are reduced and perhaps more Sycamore undergraduate researchers can attend.  Save the date! NCUR2021@Home will happen April 12-14, 2021. You can submit your abstract now through 

  • Early Decision* Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2020  (this is encouraged because the registration fee is less)
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020

IMPORTANT:  Since its founding in 2012, the CSRC has been committed to fully funding the costs of attendance for ISU students who present at NCUR.  The CSRC will cover all registration costs.

                  For more Information Click Here    When submitting your abstract please use Tom Steiger thomas.steiger@indstate.edu) as the institutional contact

 

 

Video about ISU's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).   

 

Fall Exposium      Spring Exposium is Coming in April

Get ready to Celebrate a year of student research.  There is a lot of research and creativitiy to celebrate, with undergraduate reserach, graduate research leading to theses, Honor's projects and more.  Beginning April 6, and continuing to the 7th and then on the 9th from 10am to 3pm, research posters will be displayed in the Library Events Area. Posters (and maybe some art) will be available all day and authors and creators will be there for an hour throughout the day.   Come see what ISU students produced!  It's worth it!  To register, click on the Exposium link  in the right hand column on the screen.

 

How are Sycamores aiding research?

Research_nursing

Indiana State undergraduate students have ample opportunity to contribute to the world’s growing body of knowledge, while at the same time honing important skills and bolstering their resumes.

As she prepared to observe her first autopsy, Allie Christian felt a bit apprehensive.

But as the procedure got underway, Christian began to relax and take in all the hands-on knowledge she could from local forensic pathologist Roland Kohr.

“Throughout the autopsy, when Dr. Kohr was showing us the heart and the kidneys, I realized they didn’t really look like they did in the textbook,” said Christian, now a third-year nursing student at Indiana State. “It’s cool to put those connections together and see what you learned about on a real person and exactly how it affects them.” 

Intrigued by the reactions and learning outcomes of students like Christian, nursing professors Emily Cannon and Renee Bauer set out to study the value of using autopsies as educational tools. The findings of their research were recently published in the Journal of Forensic Nursing.

Across campus, students are benefitting from their involvement in faculty research projects, both as subjects and as co-researchers. At Indiana State, students have ample opportunity to contribute to the world’s growing body of knowledge, while at the same time honing important skills and bolstering their resumes.

“The exposure to and participation in various stages of research is incredibly beneficial,” Cannon said. “Our students are able to examine research studies, perform some stages of research and, at times, serve as research subjects. The experiences that are provided to our students show them that research is not difficult and that they can study anything that is interesting to them.”

To continue reading the article click HERE

Sycamore lands a research fellowship through the National Science Foundation and helps scientists learn more about barred owls.

Indiana State Honors student Esther Perisho, 18, knows more about the barred owl than most college students — thanks to her research experiences at the California Academy of Science last summer.

It was a conversation with her advisor about getting a leg up on graduate school that prompted Perisho to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduates through the National Science Foundation’s website. Research Experience for Undergraduates is a paid undergraduate research fellowships that allows students to gain real-world experience in their respective fields.

“A lot of subjects within the field of biology interest me, but my passion lies within conservation biology and so I focused on institutions that offered conservation research projects,” Perisho said. “After a month of writing application essays and applying to 10 different places, I got accepted into the California Academy of Sciences.”

To continue reading the article click HERE

Looking for Research Opportunities?

Check out our Research-Related Campus News and Announcements Page for upcoming projects and opportunities.

Contact Us

Dr. Thomas Steiger, Director
Holmstedt Hall 256
Indiana State University
812-237-3426
thomas.steiger@indstate.edu

Facebook