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SARC Workshops for February 2010 on Email Etiquette, Campus Etiquette, and Time Management

The following are workshops held by SARC during the month of February:

Email Etiquette
Learn the professional way to communicate with your professors and other UCF campus staff via email.  Want your email message returned?  Learn how to receive an instant response.
Wednesday, February 3rd  
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Student Union 224

Campus Etiquette
Learn how to make a name for yourself at UCF and become an Ultimate Knight!
Wednesday, February 17th    
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Student Union 224

Time Management
Now is not the time to procrastinate. Papers, projects, presentations, are all coming due. Learn how to change your approach to time management this semester.
Tuesday, February 18th    
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Academic Village Community Center


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Apply for Summer 2010 Research Programs at UCF in Computer Vison and Lasers & Optics

Dear UCF EXCEL Students in Engineering, Computer Science, and Physical Sciences,
Please review the following research opportunities available at UCF (note: there are similar opportunities available throughout the United States that you may qualify for, please see for further details
Computer Vision
Deadline: March 15, 2010
Dates: May 13- August 13
Description: REU students will pursue research in making computers "see".  Possible topics will include 3D reconstruction from images, enhancing photographs, and recognizing actions, objects or people.
Compensation: $5400 plus housing and meal subsidy

Domestic Research Experiences in Lasers & Optics
Deadline: February 19, 2010
Dates: May 17 - August 6
Description: Participants will carry out directed research under the guidance of assigned faculty members and associated graduate students.  The program includes industrial visits to local companies, short courses in optics and lasers, a course in ethics, and ends with a poster session where participants present their work to UCF faculty and students.
Compensation: $5,100 plus housing allowance
Web Site:

Article posted: 02/02/2010


The Office of Undergraduate Research will present workshops on...

Writing an Abstract and Preparing to Present Your Research

on the following dates:

February 4, 5:30-7:00 PM,

February 10, 12:00-1:30 PM, and

February 15, 1:30-3:00 PM...

All taking place in SU 224

Article posted: 02/01/2010

Spring 2010 APPLICATION DEADLINES from the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

February 17: Student Mentor Academic Research Teams (SMART)
February 19: Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE)
March 5: Mentor of the Year Nominations
March 26: Undergraduate Research Student Grants
Rolling Submissions: Undergraduate Research Journal (
Rolling Applications: Travel Awards

Article posted: 02/01/2010

Opportunity for Students Interested in Conducting Research at the National Institute of Health (NIH)

Just wanted to remind you that the NIH Summer Internship Program deadline is March 1, 2010!!
With just over one month left, you still have time to submit your application!! 
Not sure the NIH Summer Internship Program is right for you…find details and the application at:

Important TIPS for completing the application:
1.      Please utilize the institution’s writing centers, faculty, and staff to make sure that your personal statement is strong, clear, and focused! 
2.      Request letters of reference EARLY! Please make sure to use people who can speak about your potential as a researcher (e.g. professor, academic advisor, post-doc, etc.)
3.      SUBMIT the application ASAP.  Researchers are looking at the submitted applications all the time, and the earlier you submit, the more eyes will see your application!!
4.      Go to ( ) or to lookat areas of research that you are interested in and contact several of those researchers. 

Article posted: 02/01/2010