Undergraduate Research: Learning from the Past, Moving towards Tomorrow

Friday, October 25, 2019 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The university community is invited to join the Office of Undergraduate Research for the keynote address to the 12th annual Best Practices in Undergraduate Research: Florida Statewide Symposium. The address will be delivered by Dr. Susan Singer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of Rollins College. Dr. Singer is a Professor in the Department of Biology, and has previously served as the Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation where she coordinated 14 Federal agencies in implementing the undergraduate strategic objectives of the first Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan.

About the address:

Two hundred years ago, the Humboldtian Ideals for the German university set the trajectory for undergraduate research, spreading across the Atlantic. Sixty years ago, the National Science Foundation began supporting undergraduate research, a commitment that persists to today, with a brief hiatus in the 1980s. Over time, undergraduate research experiences have broadened to include community college students and have expanded into the classroom and teaching laboratory, scaling the benefits of the traditional apprenticeship model. We will explore what has been learned about promising practices, inclusion, and spreading the benefits of undergraduate research, while identifying the next frontier of research to optimize these experiences.

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