Researcher of the Month:

Joy PawirosetikoJoy Pawirosetiko , Biology major, Honors College '14. Research area: Effects of Roundup & Fertilizer on Earthworms (Mentor: Dr. Sharon Pochron , Sustainability Studies ).


Our Researchers of the Month are a great reflection of the work being done by faculty mentors in all departments and disciplines! If you have stellar students to nominate for the URECA feature, please contact Karen Kernan.

Cartoon (left): Contributed by George Booth, The New Yorker, for 1999 URECA Celebration publication

Info for Mentors

THANKS to all the faculty who support undergraduate research and creative activity.
Your past, present and future efforts are much appreciated!

Faculty mentors are critical to the success of the URECA program. If you are willing to supervise an undergraduate, and are looking for students, please contact the URECA Office. We would be happy to post opportunities for supervised research and creative activity on our website with your permission, and to remove the posting as soon as you choose. Just send Karen Kernan a brief description of the available project, and what you would like the undergraduate to do. List any special course or scheduling requirements, as well as any skills interested students will need to have.If you are supervising students in independent work, please make sure they are formally enrolled in the appropriate Supervised Research course (i.e.independent study/internship courses 273, 287, 444, 484-489) in your section. This is a University requirement. If they are doing their work in connection with a fellowship, grant, work study or for pay, and do not want to earn credit, then they should register for zero credits. That way, their work gets recorded on their transcripts and your supervision of it is documented.