Undergraduate Research

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.

 

Find out what attendees of the 2017 NCUR Conference had to say about their experiences.

 

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.

Diana Spencer
Associate Professor / GKFF Endowed Chair Research
Diana.Spencer@tulsacc.edu

*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.
<https://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/celebrate-learning-winter-2014-vol-6-issue-1/0859588001419288490>.

 

Collaboration through Professional Development with the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI)
CUR Biology Division Newsletter (Volume 7, Number 2: Spring/Summer 2017)
http://www.cur.org/Assets/1/7/CUR_Biology_Div_NL_Spr-Sum17.pdf

 

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

 

Research and Meeting Schedule Dates for Fall 2017

Research and Scholarly Activities and FREE to ASPIRE Meeting Presentations

Research and Scholarly Activities and FREE to ASPIRE Fall 2016 Minutes

Research and Scholarly Activities and FREE to ASPIRE Spring 2017 Minutes

Additional Undergraduate Research Information links

TCC Bioscience Web Site: www.tccbioscience.org

Research and Scholarly Activities Committee Homepage: http://guides.library.tulsacc.edu/researchandscholarlyactivities