In order to increase awareness of and interest in undergraduate research experiences as well as the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund, the CAS Office for Students is looking for student leaders to serve as “Research Ambassadors.”
As a Research Ambassador you will provide a vital resource for fellow students interested in gaining a research experience. We seek qualified applicants with excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills who have research experience and have received a DURF grant (Independent, Team or FAST Grant). Research Ambassadors will work in close collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Students to promote undergraduate research opportunities as well as the DURF program.
Research Ambassadors will:
- Attend Research Ambassador meetings at the beginning and end of each semester
- Represent the student perspective on undergraduate research to CAS students and faculty
- Provide advice and guidance to help fellow students make the most of their research experience
- Participate in and facilitate information sessions, classroom presentations and workshops throughout the year (4-6 events in all)
- Serve as a point of contact for students interested in gaining an undergraduate research experience
- Promote undergraduate research as an experience that enhances students’ academic, personal and professional growth
- Gain valuable leadership experience
- Research experience as demonstrated through current or previous endeavors
- Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
- Received a DURF grant (Independent/Team Research Grant or FAST Grant)
- Interested in public speaking and in helping other students gain a research experience
Complete the online application by Friday, July 20, 2018!