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CAES Undergraduate Research Initiative

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Program allows students the opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a CAES faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience at an undergraduate level.

Who: Any CAES undergraduate student may conduct research with a faculty mentor.

How: Students are responsible for contacting faculty and arranging a research project with that faculty mentor for the given academic year.

When: Research is conducted throughout the academic year. Undergraduate research activities will culminate in the 2017-18 CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11, 2018.

Funding: CAES students and their research mentors are invited to apply for funding to cover research-related costs. Funding applications are due on August 30. Students who receive funding are required to present their research findings at the CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11, 2018. CAES faculty mentors will be awarded $500 to be applied toward research expenses.

Please note: Students receiving CURO assistantships or conducting research under a faculty mentor in another college are not eligible for additional funding from this program, but may still compete in the CAES symposium.

  • January 19, 2018
    Application deadline (Proposals due)
  • March 21, 2018
    Abstracts due
  • April 11, 2018
    CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium

CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium

The symposium is open to any undergraduate CAES student who conducted research (funded or not funded) during the 2017-2018 school year. A call for abstracts will be issued in the spring and abstracts will be due by March 21st.

  • Students will conduct research under the direction of a CAES faculty mentor.
  • Students submit an abstract by March 21, 2018 to enter the competition.
  • Students may choose to present their research findings in the poster or oral categories.  
  • The top five students in both the poster and oral presentations will receive awards.

Awards

Awards will be presented at the CAES Student Leadership and Awards Banquet on April 25, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Georgia Center. Awards will be given in both the oral and poster categories as follows: First place - $600, Second place - $500, Third place - $400, Fourth place - $300, Fifth place - $200, Sixth place - $100.

UGRAD Research Cash Prizes (1)
  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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