College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Resources for Researchers

 

Abstract Writing Assistance
For assistance getting started, consult the following web sites:
http://research.berkeley.edu/ucday/abstract.html
http://www.umsl.edu/~klein/ResearchAbstracts.htm


Computer assistance
University of Missouri - Saint Louis Computing Lab
http://www.umsl.edu/technology/instructionalcomputing/labs/aboutlabs.html

University of Missouri - Saint Louis Information Technology Services
(they offer great short courses---for free!)
http://www.umsl.edu/technology/instructionalcomputing/labs/shortcourses.html


Poster Assistance
For assistance getting started with your design, consult the following websites (if the website gives directions for using the Publisher program and you are using PowerPoint, note that ideas about design and content are very useful)
http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/sclife/undergrad_research/index.html
www.med.fsu.edu/informatics/Creating%20Posters.ppt

The following website provides a 20-minute audio/visual tutorial on how to create a poster. (Note that the file is very big, so only users with with a broadband internet connection should attempt to open it. All campus computers should successfully open the document.)
http://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/resources/powerpoint-poster.mov

Instruction Technology Services
For assistance creating the PowerPoint file or creating nice tables and illustrations, remember that University of Missouri - Saint Louis's Instruction Technology Services offers free short courses on using PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and more.
http://www.umsl.edu/technology/instructionalcomputing/labs/shortcourses.html


Scholarships

Pierre Laclede Society Undergraduate Research and Creativity Scholarships in the College of Arts and Sciences

There are four $2500 scholarships available to support undergraduate research and creativity culminating in presentations in the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in April 2008. The criteria for applicants include senior standing at the end of the Winter 2007 Semester, pursuing a baccalaureate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, at least a 3.3 GPA, a major GPA of at least 3.5, enrolled in at least twelve hours for the Fall 2007 semester, letter of support from faculty member who will supervise the research or creativity activity. Applications will be available spring semester 2007.

For complete information and criteria, go to http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/news.html

Writing assistance
University of Missouri - Saint Louis Writing Lab (besides the individualized help you can get by actually going to the writing lab, the website also offers links to useful instructions about grammar and writing)

University of Missouri - Saint Louis Student Success Center (they offer great workshops---for free!)