Undergraduate Research Conference and Library Research Prize.

2012 Undergraduate Research Conference: Faculty may now nominate their students for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Conference, which will be held April 28, 2012 at the UCSD Faculty Club from 8am to 4pm.  The goal of the Conference is to recognize and encourage undergraduate research at UCSD.  Students present in small panels organized by topic, with a faculty member moderating the panel.  The Conference is a chance for your students to practice presenting at a conference and to meet others who are doing similar research.  Each student is awarded a certificate of achievement at the end.
Each faculty member may nominate up to two students by March 19, 2012 by filling out the online form here: https://urc.ucsd.edu/nominate.html.
Faculty may volunteer to serve as a panel moderator by signing up here: https://urc.ucsd.edu/moderator.html.
For updates on the Conference, you may go here: http://urcucsd.wordpress.com/.

2012 UC San Diego Undergraduate Library Research Prize:  Additionally, faculty and research advisors can now nominate their undergraduate student researcher(s) for the 2012 UC San Diego Undergraduate Library Research Prize. This competitive prize is open to undergraduates who have strategically and effectively used UCSD library resources in direct support of the research they have undertaken on campus.  The prize is awarded to four winners, two in the Life Sciences/Physical Sciences (including engineering) (First prize: $1000, second prize: $500) and two in the Social Sciences/Arts/Humanities (First prize: $1000, second prize: $500).

To be eligible for the prize, students must 1) participate in at least one of the UCSD’s Academic Enrichment Program’s mentoring or research programs (Amgen Scholars Program, McNair Scholars Program, Faculty Mentor Program, Summer Research Program, and Undergraduate Research Conference), 2) receive a faculty nomination, and 3) submit supporting documentation.  For more information and to nominate a student, please go to the following website:  http://libraries.ucsd.edu/about/undergrad-prize-2012.html .