URSCI Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

The Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URAP) is another URSCI initiative. URSCI funds four to six undergraduate research assistantships per semester.

Students assist full-time tenured or tenure-track undergraduate faculty with the faculty member’s own scholarship or creative work. The faculty member identifies a specific student, then submits an application describing the proposed scholarship and the qualifications of the student assistant.  The project must be intended to produce work that will contribute to a tenure or promotion portfolio.

This program is intended to provide students a substantive intellectual experience. Mentoring is an important part of what makes a successful application. Assistants can help in areas such as: 

  • Library research
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Manuscript preparation

Students receive $10 per hour for up to 150 hours ($1,500) during a 15-week semester.

All full-time undergraduate students who have attained at least sophomore status and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 are eligible.

SUMMER 2016 Research Assistantships

Student Faculty Member, Discipline
Justine Colon Bill Kerr, Graphic Design
Monica Rodriguez Javier Carmona, Photography
Catherine Koziol Margaret Jonah, Natural Sciences
Alyssa Kulinski Noelle Allen Wright, Sculpture
Olivia Barker Scott Kreher, Natural Sciences
Sylvia Karpio Scott Kreher, Natural Sciences
Joseph Lis Scott Kreher, Natural Sciences

FALL 2016 Research Assistantships

Student Faculty Member, Discipline
Kathleen Fox Kelly Burns, Philosophy
Jasmyn Hardin Pliny Smith, Biology
Lindsay Tocik Noelle Allen Wright, Sculpture


Undergraduate Summer Scholar Program

Student Faculty Member(s), Discipline
Amy Do Nicolas Winter, Chemistry
Alexis Kottoulas Cacie Willhoft, Music and Tonia Triggiano, Modern Foreign Languages
Lindsay Tocik Noelle Allen Wright, Sculpture