Biology Undergraduate Research
Biology 4189, 4289, 4389
Prerequisites: Junior standing, at least 20 hours in biology, consent of the instructor. Students will design and conduct an independent scientific investigation. A paper reporting on the project in journal format is required for completion of the course. The student is expected to spend two to four hours per week on the project for each hour of credit earned. The exact hourly commitment per week will depend on the nature of the project and will be agreed upon in advance by the student and instructor. No more than six hours independent study, cooperative education, and/or undergraduate research may be counted for biology elective credit (See “Independent Research and Study”on page 35). One, two, or three credit hours.
Biology Independent Study
BIOL 4100, 4200, 4300
Prerequisites: Senior standing, at least 20 hours in biology, and consent of the instructor. For students who wish to conduct library studies, curate museum collections, help faculty with a variety of special projects, or perform other activities. The student is expected to spend two to four hours per week on the project for each hour of credit earned. The exact hourly commitment per week will depend on the nature of the project and will be agreed on in advance by the student and instructor. No more than six hours independent study, cooperative education, and/or undergraduate research may be counted for biology elective credit (See “Independent Research and Study”on page 35). One, two, or three credit hours.
Looking for a way to meet new friends, get to know faculty, staff, and fellow students who have an interest in the biological sciences? The Biology Club offers students the opportunity to interact with the research faculty and the UALR community through research and educational programs. Contact Dr. John Bush via phone at 501-569-3520 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CITI Program is a subscription service providing research ethics education to all members of the research community. To participate fully, learners must be affiliated with a CITI participating organization.
The CITI course is a protected site. If you are a new learner at a participating organization you must register to create your own username and password and gain access to the site.
The Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is designed to allow undergraduate students to conduct in-depth research projects in their specific fields of study with the assistance of faculty mentors.
To be eligible to apply for these funds, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 30 or more hours of credit toward his/her degree at the time of funding, and the support of a faculty mentor. The student must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien.
ADHE is proud to sponsor the Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). SURF can provide up to $2,750 for undergraduate research projects in various disciplines. Information and an application can be found at http://www.adhe.edu/divisions/financialaid/Pages/fa_programs.aspx#surf.
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2012.
For the 2010-11 academic year, 132 students were awarded SURF fellowships.
Note: The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority will be administering a National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR Grant and a limited number of SURF recipients in the STEM disciplines will receive the EPSCoR Grant. Last year 24 students received EPSCoR grants.
Cooperative Education is an academic program that allows qualified students the opportunity to participate in work-integrated learning. Contact: Michael Yang
The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is a marine/ coastal research and education enterprise sited in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and is a unit of The University of Southern Mississippi‘s College of Science and Technology.
BioNanoTox (Biology, Nanotechnology, and Toxicology) is a novel field of research that investigates biological systems (plants, human, and animals) and the environment in conjunction with nanomaterials.
AED is a National Health Pre-Professional Honor Society. It was started to encourage distinction in pre-professional health studies, stimulate appreciation of health education, and bring students with similar interests together. The UALR Gamma Chapter of AED was created in 1980 and is dedicated to informing and preparing students in All Health-Related programs for their futures in health care. AED is intended for students who are currently in any of the following programs and should strongly consider joining.
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Osteopathic medicine
- Physician Assistant
- Seeking a career in Public Health
- Seeking a career in any of the Health Related Professions