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  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Discovery and Engineering of Biomolecules by Synthetic Biology

    The Zhao lab in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is currently seeking undergraduate students who are interested in synthetic biology. They are offering a research assistant position mainly for natural product discovery and biomolecular engineering and will offer 3 or 4 credit hours (hours negotiable) for this position. Sophomores and juniors with GPA 3.8 and above are welcomed for application. Please email with your CV attached if you are interested.

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP @ UI) - Undergrad Applications

    The application for URAP @ UI, our undergraduate research apprenticeship program, is now open. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

  • Fall 2019 - Undergraduate Research Support Grant and Conference Travel Grant - Applications being Accepted

    The Office of Undergraduate is now accepting student applications to the Research Support and Conference Travel Grants for the Fall 2019 semester. For more information including how to apply for funding, please view the full article.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Sport Sociology: Figure Skating, Judges, & Music Selection

    The Clarke research group is currently in need of undergraduate research assistants interested in sport sociology, sport management and policy, musicology - particularly students interested in issues of race and culture in international and olympic sport. The first phase of this project will involve analyzing information about the International level judges in figure skating. The second part of the project will be a content analysis of music selections for all World Championship and Olympic Ice Dancing teams from 1976-present. The purpose of the project is to analyze music selection trends over time in relation to available demographic information about the judges.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Sociology of Mental Health X Science & Technology Studies

    The Clarke research group is currently in need of assistants for the academic year who are interested in Science & Technology Studies and in the Sociology of Mental Health, particularly depression. This project focuses on a discourse analysis of exercise science publications including meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and individual Randomized Controlled Trials that focus on exercise interventions for depression and/or depressive symptoms.

  • 2019 Data Visualization Competition

    The Data Visualization Competition is a chance for you to show off your skills in communicating information visually. Undergraduate researchers, show off your data and presentation skills and win up to $400!

    All submissions must be received by October 6, 2019.

    For more information see the poster below and also visit:

    The Data Visualization Competition is sponsored by the Scholarly CommonsCITLIllinois Informatics Institute, and Research IT.

  • Undergraduate Research Workshops - Fall 2019 Calendar

    The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 2019 calendar for the Getting Started in Research, Value of Undergraduate Research, and Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers workshops. Information for each workshop including how students can register can be found in this post.

  • Student Appointments / Drop-in Hours with The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Manufacturing Self-Healing Fiber-Reinforced Composites

    The Sottos lab is offering a unique research opportunity on biologically inspired self-healing and self-reporting polymers. They are looking for a driven and detail-oriented undergraduate student who is interested in learning composite manufacturing, numerous characterization techniques, and the highly delicate process of capsule synthesis. Wet lab experience and a background in polymer science and/or composites is preferable, but not required. The student will be expected to follow all safety guidelines and proper procedures by their mentor and lab management.

    Click the article for more information on this opportunity

  • We are Hiring! - Seeking one Photography Intern for OUR

    Photography Intern: The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking a motivated and experienced undergraduate student photographer to assist with photographing students and research programs on campus. The photography intern will have the unique opportunity to help lead and shape the visual brand of our office. The photography intern will be expected to work, on average, 5 hours per week (workstation and required software will be provided). This is a paid internship at $12/hour. Federal Work Study designation is preferred.