OUR Ambassadors

OUR
Ambassadors

Spring 2019 Office Hours


Wednesdays, 6-7pm | 335 Lavery Hall
Fridays, 10-11am | 207 McBryde Hall

Looking to be an Ambassador for 2019-2020?

The OUR ambassadors are the "face" of the office, representing the office at large and disseminating information about undergradaute research, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the services we offer. OUR Ambassadors are required to host office hours up to 2 hours per week, conduct one information session or other presentation per month and help at two OUR events per semester, in addition to the Spring Undergraduate Research symposium. This is a voluntary position with no financial compensation.

Application deadline is April 19, 2019 at 5pm.

As part of this application, you will need to provide the name of someone who has knowledge of your work ethic and performance. Your listed reference will be asked to complete a brief survey and indicate whether or not they would recommend you for the position of OUR Ambassador. The deadline for references is April 22, 2019 at 5:00pm so please make sure to apply early and give your reference writer enough time to submit their comments. Your application will not be complete and therefore not be reviewed without a reference.

If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Nicole Easton.

Application Sample



OUR Ambassadors are here to help you. Each of these extraordinary students has signifigant experience in undergraduate research at Virginia Tech, and represent a wide swath of disciplines in both their academic and research interests. You may meet with them through weekely office hours, which will be held once a week in Burruss Hall, suite 104N (time and day will be posted before the begining of the semester). OUR ambassadors will also have regular 'pop-up' information sessions on undergraduate research around campus throughout the semester (what it is, why you should do it, how to get involved, and how to find opportunities). Lastly, if you see that one of the ambassadors has interests that you think align with your own, reach out to them! You can do this by filling out the form found under 'contact ______' below their name and information.

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. 

Questions?

Contact one of us!

Nala

Abigael

Major: Experimental Neuroscience
Research Areas:
Cell and Molecular Neuroscience; GABA Transporters; Astrocytes; RNA and Protein Expression  

Contact Abigael

Clark

Clark

Major: Computer Science
Research Areas:
Nanoscience; Metal-organic frameworks; Gene expression analysis; Big data

Contact Clark

dallece

Ian

Major: Experimental Neuroscience
Research Areas:
Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Drug Addiction

Contact Ian

Rishi

Leah

Majors: Psychology + Clinical Neuroscience
Research Areas:
Psychology; Numeracy; TBI

Contact Leah

Julia

Michelle

Major: Sociology
Research Areas:
Minority represenation; Advocacy and empowerment; Leadership development; Community engagement

Contact Michelle

Nash

Nash

Major: Civil Engineering
Minor:
Sustainable Housing, Efficiency of Sustainable Technologies

Contact Nash

Saalehah

Payton

Major: Biological Systems Engineering
Minor:
Biomaterials; Polymer science; Nanoscience

Contact Payton

Rishi

Rishi

Major: Neuroscience
Research Areas:
Neuroimaging; Precision medicine; Developmental Neuroscience

Contact Rishi

Ryan L

Riya

Majors: Engineering Science and Mechanics
Research Areas:
Biomedical/tissue Engineering; nanomedicine, ultrasound, oncology

Contact Riya

Ryan L

Ryan

Major: HNFE-MS
Research Areas:
Polymers; Chemical Engineering; Metabolism

Contact Ryan

Rachel

Sid

Major: Clinical Neuroscience
Research Areas:
Protein misfolding; Amyloidosis; Inhibitors; Degenerative diseases- Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, Type II Diabetes

Contact Sid

Sophia

Sophia

Major: Psychology: Sociology + Criminology
Research Areas:
Psychology, Behavioral Analysis, Risk Management Analysis

Contact Sophia

Sydney

Sydney

Major: Psychology; Human Development
Research Areas:
Autism, Child Behavior, Social Skills, Psychology

Contact Sydney

Sohpia

Uulen

Major: Biological Sciences
Research Areas:
Biological Sciences

Contact Uulen

katherine

Wenting

Major: Chemical Engineering
Research Areas:
Drug delivery; Biomaterials; Nanomedicine

Contact Wenting

Katie

Zachary

Major: Microbiology
Research Areas:
Nutritional Immunology; Molecular Medicine

Contact Zachary