Research Rookies Program accepting applications

Research RookiesThe Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is now accepting applications for the Research Rookies Program for the 2015-16 academic year.

What is the Research Rookies Program? Research Rookies pairs freshmen, sophomores and first-semester transfer students with faculty mentors to complete one-year research projects. Together, each team will write a formal research proposal, conduct a research project and create a poster, exhibit/digital media display or oral presentation for Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) in April 2016.

What are the expectations? Students should spend five to 10 hours per week working on their projects and attend monthly cohort meetings. Students must also commit to participate in the program for the entire 2015-16 school year, which will culminate with a presentation at URAD.

What are the benefits? This program will further students’ academic success and give them important tools for graduate school and/or their future careers. It will expand students’ network of distinguished faculty and talented peers. Students also gain experience presenting at a research conference (URAD), developing their communication and professional skills.

Interested students can call (815) 753-8154, email ResearchRookies@niu.edu or view the online application materials.

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