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Office of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce the appointment of our inaugural group of student ambassadors! Ambassadors come from a variety of majors and minors, with vast undergraduate research experience on diverse topics in the sciences, engineering, business, liberal arts, and human sciences. Their primary role is disseminating information about undergraduate research. Ambassadors offer regular information sessions on undergraduate research (what it is, why you should do it, how to get involved, and how to find opportunities) and are available for individual drop-in consultations at weekly office hours. All services offered by the ambassadors are free and open to the campus at large. We welcome any student from any discipline who is interested in getting involved in undergraduate research of any kind. Feel free to contact us.

 

OUR Ambassadors (2014)

Ambassador Email Major(s) Minor(s)
Mahtaab mahtab8@vt.edu Biological Sciences French, Crop & Soil Science
Kristen krisf93@vt.edu Biochemistry Spanish, Chemistry
Albert albert92@vt.edu Biological Sciences Nanoscience
Dorian dorian93@vt.edu Biological Sciences Entomology
Sarah rsarah3@vt.edu Economics Political Science
Colby cweit14@vt.edu Aerospace Engineering Spanish, Math, Economics
Jade jade@vt.edu Applied Economic Management Economics, International Studies
Diana dianaw@vt.edu Food Science and Technology Biological Sciences

Office Hours (Fall 2014)

Every Monday (when classes are in session), 1-3pm, Newman Library café

Every Thursday (when classes are in session), 1-3pm, McBryde 201

Information Sessions (Fall 2014)

Mon, Nov 3, 12-1pm, Newman Library Multipurpose Room

Mon, Dec 1, 12-1pm, Newman Library Multipurpose Room

* New sessions begin on the half hour


Announcing the new undergraduate research student club, SOURCE!

SOURCE is the Society of Undergraduate Research, Collaboration and Enrichment and has two main objectives. The first is to motivate undergraduates to become involved with the fascinating world of academic research. We aim to do this by providing personal counseling, electronic communication, and seminars that discuss the process of how you communicate with professors about getting involved with a project. Our second objective is to provide a social community for current researchers. Ultimately, the life of a scientist/engineer/artist goes well beyond your daily procedural work in a laboratory or studio. There are many challenges, cultural norms, goals, and lessons that need to be learned outside of this environment; we created SOURCE largely to provide the social atmosphere that can give these highly needed perspectives to navigate through these unique careers. We invite all undergraduates who are interested or who are already involved in research to join us. Here are some of our upcoming events….

 

Wednesday October 22nd – Third Meeting Hutcheson Hall RM 207 – Time 7pm

Wednesday October 29th – Movie Night at

Amber Johnson Theater - Time TBA

Wednesday November 5th – How to Get into Undergraduate Researchers (CLAHS) Hutcheson Hall RM 207 – Time 7pm

Wednesday  November 12th – Virginia Tech Funding and Research Opportunities Hutcheson Hall RM 207 – Time 7pm

Wednesday November 19th – REUs and External Research Opportunities Hutcheson Hall RM 207 – Time 7pm

Wednesday December 3rd – Last meeting of the semester Hutcheson Hall RM 207 – Time 7pm

Questions? Contact the Executive Chairman, Albert (albert92@vt.edu), Liaison Officer, 

Zach (gzach93@vt.edu), or Program Coordinator, Kristen (krisf93@vt.edu).