Students needed for UCARE research positions

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Students needed for UCARE research positions

UCARE recipients gain hands-on experience under the guidance of a faculty research advisor.
UCARE recipients gain hands-on experience under the guidance of a faculty research adviser.

Student applications for Nebraska's Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience program are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

UCARE participants receive a $2,400 stipend while completing faculty-guided research projects in various fields of study. Projects from all colleges and disciplines are encouraged, ranging from studying switchgrass plants grown for biofuel to identifying and cataloging the poems of Walt Whitman.

Grant recipients will need to commit 10 hours a week to their projects and will present their research at the annual Spring Research Fair in April 2020. Skill-building seminars on topics like graduate school preparation and professional presentation skills are offered throughout the year to enhance the UCARE experience.

To learn more about the UCARE program, students can register to attend one of the following informational sessions in the Nebraska Union: 2 p.m., Jan. 18; 4 p.m., Feb. 4; and 2 p.m., Feb. 19.

Applications for UCARE's summer program close Jan. 21. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be open from Feb. 4 to Mar. 11. The application can be found on the UCARE website.

For more information, email ucare@unl.edu or make an appointment via MyPLAN with Justina Clark from the Office of Undergraduate Research.