The St. Olaf Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) program provides opportunities for St. Olaf students of all academic disciplines to gain an in-depth understanding of a particular subject through working closely with a St. Olaf faculty member in a research framework.
The program’s goal is to promote and facilitate undergraduate research in all its forms by supporting students and faculty involved in undergraduate research.
Faculty have finished their student selections for the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research program at St. Olaf. For more information and the list of this summer’s research projects, go to Summer Undergraduate Research.
- NEW POSTING! The Evolving Earth Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting earth science related education and research, provides grants to support student research in the earth sciences. A total of 10 grants of up to $3000 are available each year. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers are eligible to apply. Completed applications, which require the signature of the institution’s authorized approver for external grants, must be received by March 3, 2014. For more information about the Foundation and the grants process, go to http://www.evolvingearth.org/evolvingearthgrants/grantsmain.htm.
- Applications for Beckman Scholar positions were accepted again in Fall 2013. St. Olaf College is one of only 10 institutions nationally to receive a grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to support undergraduate research in biology and chemistry. For more information about the Beckman Scholars Program, go to http://wp.stolaf.edu/curi/beckman-scholars-program/. A St. Olaf News article about the program is here.
- Dr. Gaylan Rockswold ’62 and his wife, Mary Garnaas Rockswold ’63, have established an endowment and created a clinical and research internship program that provides current St. Olaf students an unparalleled hands-on experience at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, MN. HCMC is known for its dedication to providing care to vulnerable, diverse, and underserved populations regardless of their ability to pay for medical services. According to Dr. Rockswold, “students would be exposed to the concept of health care as a service and as a calling to be a ‘healer’.” Students will expand their professional network and improve their understanding about potential paths within the wide health care field. For more information, go to http://wp.stolaf.edu/pipercenter/hcmc-summer-intern-research/
- NEW OPPORTUNITY! Mayo Clinic: Vann Fellowship for Biomedical Ethics Research. As a result of a generous gift from Jim Vann and Lee Stanton Vann, one undergraduate fellowship for Biomedical Ethics Research will be available at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, during the summer of 2014. St. Olaf College has been selected by the Program in Professionalism and Ethics at Mayo Clinic to aid in the selection process for undergraduate Vann Fellows. St. Olaf may select up to two student candidates who exhibit strong interest in Biomedical Ethics Research to apply for the Vann Fellowship during the summer of 2014. For more information on the Vann Fellowship, go http://wp.stolaf.edu/curi/mayo-clinic-vann-fellowship/.