[ugrads] Fwd: Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS)

Fred J. Hickernell hickernell at iit.edu
Wed Feb 25 07:09:47 CST 2009

Dear students,

Below is a great opportunity for you to report on and showcase your  
research.  It is also a good warm-up for our department's student  
research poster competition on April 20.  Please talk to your advisors  
and sign up before the March 13 deadline

Dear colleagues,

Please encourage your undergraduate students to participate and  
consider being a judge.


Begin forwarded message:

> Present your research at the 2009 Chicago Area Undergraduate  
> Research Symposium!
> Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University School of  
> Medicine
> 675 N. St. Clair, Chicago, IL 60611
> April 18, 2009
> CAURS is an annual event held each spring that allows undergraduates  
> from 6 leading Chicago area universities - University of Chicago,  
> Loyola University, Northwestern University, DePaul University,  
> Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois at  
> Chicago - to present their research results in a professional  
> setting.  Undergraduates in all fields, from the sciences to the  
> humanities, can participate in this event. All participants are may  
> give a poster presentation and can also specify to give an oral  
> presentation. Only a number of oral presentations will be selected  
> due to limited spots. This is the perfect opportunity to present an  
> on-going research project or you B.A. research.
> Breakfast, lunch, and a banquet dinner are provided free for  
> participants.  This years event will also feature a round table  
> discussion during lunch of various fellowship and career  
> opportunities.
> The keynote address will be given by Dr. Shannon Hackett, Associate  
> Curator and Head of the Division of Birds at the Field Museum of  
> Natural History.
> Learn more and submit your abstract at www.caurs.com
> Abstract submissions due March 13, 2009
> Sponsored by the University of Chicago, Loyola University,  
> Northwestern University, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of  
> Technology, the University of Illinois at Chicago
> Dear Professor:
> The American Undergraduate Research Society invites you to join us  
> for our Fiftth Annual Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium  
> (CAURS) on Saturday, April 18, 2009 in the Robert H. Lurie Cancer  
> Center at Northwestern University School of Medicine. CAURS provides  
> talented undergraduates from leading Chicago area universities with  
> the opportunity to present their research to distinguished faculty  
> in a professional setting. Students from DePaul University,  
> Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, Loyola  
> University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and University of  
> Illinois at Chicago are participating in the symposium.
> There are several ways that you can get involved.  Since CAURS is  
> equally dependent on faculty support and student participation, we  
> would like to invite you to become a judge for this year’s  
> symposium. As a judge, you will evaluate the quality of the research  
> presented by students in the symposium. Based on your  
> recommendations, the top student researchers will receive a monetary  
> reward for use toward future research. All areas of expertise in the  
> social sciences, physical sciences, and humanities are welcome at  
> There will be two opportunities to judge: the poster session and  
> oral presentations. You may choose to judge either or both sessions.  
> Tentatively, the poster sessions are from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
> and 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The oral presentations are from 1:45 p.m.  
> to 3:15 p.m. You can register to become a judge online at http://www.caurs.com/judging 
> .
> You can also be involved simply by encouraging any undergraduate  
> students who may be interested to participate by presenting their  
> research.  Information about participation can be found at http://www.caurs.com/ 
> .
> We would love to answer any further questions you have. Please  
> contact us at info at caurs.com.
> Thank you for taking the time to consider participating in the 5th  
> Annual Chicago Area Undergraduate Symposium. We look forward to  
> hearing from you!
> Sincerely,
> Xuan Kang, Manuel Lopez and Omaditya Khanna
> CAURS Interschool Board Member

Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
E1 Bldg Rm 208, 10 West 32nd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Email: fred at math.iit.edu, Web: www.iit.edu/~hickerne
Office Phone: 1 312 567 8983, Office Fax: 1 312 567 3135
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