Teams of a minimum of four faculty representing four schools* from TCC will develop research investigations with sustainability, energy, accessibility, health, happiness, and social policy as the central theme. Social aspects of the chosen theme should be emphasized by at least one school. Teams will form in August and September. Each faculty will agree to assist one classroom section in an investigation during the fall semester of 2017. Faculty team members will meet several times during the fall semester with the goal of one student research abstract submission to the National Council for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in late November or early December. TCC will work to fund the travel if abstracts are chosen. NCUR is in Edmond, Oklahoma (UCO) in 2018. The Engaged Learning office will assist with communications and travel arrangements.
Update: 11 abstracts have been chosen to present
Please travel to the site http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/ncur_2018/ to access details about the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
I genuinely appreciate your willingness to travel this new interdisciplinary path with me. The SEARCHH & ASPIRE group is a professional learning group and we will document your time and energy for a document in your portfolio. Forging new collaborations is worth our energy! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Associate Professor / GKFF Endowed Chair Research
*Business and Information Technology; Child Development and Education; Engineering and Applied Technology; Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Communication; Science and Mathematics; Visual and Performing Arts
More from Diana Spencer, GKFF Endowed Chair of Research
For written work by Dr. Diana Spencer please see the links below:
Spencer, Diana. “Tulsa Community College.” Investing in Impact: The Power of Undergraduate Research: Council on Undergraduate Research, 2015. Pages 26-27. Print and http://www.cur.org/publications/publication_listings/investing_in_impact_power_of_UR/
Spencer, Diana S. “Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative National Poster Session.” Celebrate Learning Newsletter 6 (Winter 2014):10-12.
Collaboration through Professional Development with the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI)
CUR Biology Division Newsletter (Volume 7, Number 2: Spring/Summer 2017)
Henter HJ, Imondi R, James K, Spencer DS, Steinke D. DNA Barcoding in Diverse Educational Settings: Five Case Studies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences. 2016 371 20150340; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0340. Published 1 August 2016.
Abstract at http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27481792
Undergraduate Research Faculty Learning Community Information
Previous GKFF SEArCHH & ASPIRE Meetings (Fall 2017):
Thursday, September 7; 3:00 pm, SE Campus Boardroom #SEC 1300: Faculty Teams
Friday, October 6, 10 am, Conference Center Floor 8 Large Classroom: Faculty Teams
Friday, November 10, 10 am, Conference Center Floor 8 Large Classroom: Faculty Teams
Friday, December 1, 10 am, Conference Center Floor : Faculty and Student Teams
OK INBRE Grant Reports
CCURI Grant Reports
Additional Undergraduate Research Information links
TCC Bioscience Web Site: www.tccbioscience.org
Research and Scholarly Activities Committee Homepage: http://guides.library.tulsacc.edu/researchandscholarlyactivities