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April 24 – Boise State Night at the Discovery Center
April 18 – Director of NSF-funded Undergraduate Research Center Will Meet with Boise State Faculty and Students
Dr Michael Dorff, founder and director of the $2.6M NSF-funded Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, will visit Boise State.
Programs with Dr. Dorff are open to all departments.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 SUB Simplot A
3-3:50 p.m. program for faculty
4-5 p.m. program for students
3:-3:50 p.m. Program for faculty
I Can Do That? Tips on Improving Undergraduate Research
Whether you are new to involving undergraduates in your research or you have years of experience, this seminar will address topics faculty most want to know about involving undergraduates in research:
- finding funding internally and externally
- building a track record of involving undergraduates
- recruiting students
- tactics for fostering student success in research
- benefits for students
- developing a culture of research, and more
Presenter: Dr. Michael Dorff is the founder and director of the $2.6 million NSF-funded Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), and the director of the Mathematical Association of America’s RUMC program that funds regional undergraduate mathematics conferences through NSF. Dr. Dorff, a professor of mathematics at Brigham Young Unversity, is also is a member of the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). More about Dr. Dorff here
4-5 p.m. Program for students, faculty and staff
Undergraduate Research – One of the Best Things Students Can Do To Prepare for Their Future
You have probably heard about undergraduate research. Maybe you have asked yourself what is it and why you should be interested in it. Dr. Michael Dorff will address these questions in his presentation on April 18, 4-5pm in the SUB Simplot A Ballroom. Along the way, Dr. Dorff will show some research projects that undergraduate students have done in various disciplines from the sciences to the humanities and will discuss why graduate schools and employers think that undergraduate research is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for your future.