Announcements

OUR Calendar of Events for Fall 2022

NOTE:  Some events will have remote Zoom access option for connecting online to the event. We will try to use the following platform Zoom ID 879 918 4160 and password 88888.  Please check with Dr. Cristian Bahrim at cbahrim@lamar.edu or call 409-880-8290.

Sep 2 (Fri) – OUR Orientation (from 1 to 2:30pm) – general information about OUR programs and events. Location :  Landes Auditorium of the Galloway bldg. See the flyer.

Sep 7 (Wed) and 12 (Fri) – Panel discussions about the OUR grant program (from 11:00am to 1:00pm). Location : Landes Auditorium of the Galloway bldg. See the flyer. We plan to offer the workshop also on Zoom ID 879-918-4160 and password 88888.

Sep 25 (Sun) – Deadline for submitting OUR grant proposals (by 6pm)

Oct 12 (Wed) – OUR grant winners are announced.

Oct 12 (Wed) – Workshop about participation to the TX STEM and HASBSEB conferences. See flyer. UG and GRAD students are invited in the Landes Auditorium of Galloway Business Building from 11:00pm to 1:00pm. We plan to offer the workshop also on Zoom.

Oct 24 (Mon) – Submission deadline to the 10th Texas STEM Conference

Oct 24 (Mon) – OUR Grant Winners’ Ceremony (Landes Auditorium, from 1:30 to 4pm)

Oct 31 (Mon) – Panel Discussion about presentations to the 10th TX STEM conference (UG and GRAD students are invited). You are invited to attend from 2 to 3:00 pm in the Landes Auditorium of Galloway-Business bldg. or online. We plan to offer the workshop also on Zoom ID 879-918-4160 and password 88888.

Oct 28 and 31 – OUR grant winners’ Orientation - Landes Auditorium - from 12 to 2:00 pm. Mandatory presence for student and faculty mentor in one of the two days. This workshop is for OUR grant winners and their mentors, only. The calendar of the OUR grant program for 2022-23 will be presented, and the paperwork for getting started the OUR grant will be reviewed and signed.

Please join our special guests from The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, The IT Compliance and Information Management and Decision Support, The Office of EHS and Risk Management, The Office for Purchasing, Procurement & Payment Services, The Office for IRB approval and CITI Training, The Writing Center and The John Gray Library.

Nov 5 (Sat) – The 10th Texas STEM Conference (full day event from 8:30am)  - See flyer- Conference booklet from the 9th edition of this conference (from last year 2021)

Nov 7 (Mon) – Submission deadline to the 9th HASBSEB conference

Nov 7 (Mon) –  from 12:00 to 1:30pm - Workshop about "Running a Successful Literature Review using Mary and Gray Library Resources" offered by Dr. Alyse Jordan, the Head of Reference of the Mary and Gray Library.

Nov 11 (Fri) – Panel Discussion about presentations to the 9th HASBSEB (UG and GRAD students are invited)

Nov 19 (Sat) – The 9th HASBSEB Conference (full day event from 8:30am) - See fk=lyer Conference booklet from the 8th edition of this conference (from last year 2021)

Nov 29 (Mon) – O.U.R. Awards Ceremony (Landes Auditorium from 12 to 3pm) - followed by LURA Christmas Party

OUR Calendar of Events for Spring 2022

friendly printable calendar

Jan 20 (Thu)
– OUR Kick-off for the 2022 OUR grants – OUR programs & events (12 - 3pm – Landes Aud.)

Feb 3 (Thu) & 4 (Fri) – Panel Discussions about writing SURF grant proposals (12 - 1:30pm – Landes Aud.)

Feb 20 (Sun) – SURF grant proposals (midnight) submission deadline

Mar 1 (Tue) – Faculty Mentor Award (FMA) submission deadline

Mar 5 (Sat) – SURF winners are notified

Mar 9 (Wed)  – SURF Grant Winners Ceremony (from 12 to 2:30pm – Landes Auditorium)

Mar 7 - 9 – OUR grantees have the mid-term report

Mar 24 (Thu) - Workshop on wrigin a technical paper (12 - 1:30pm) - Landes Auditorium (flyer)

Mar 30 (Thu) – FMA winner is notified

Mar 21 - 25 – Workshop on writing a technical paper (12 - 1:00pm – Landes Auditorium) [exact day TBA]

Mar 30 (Wed) & 31 (Thu) – SURF Orientation (12 - 2:30pm – Landes Auditorium)

This workshop is for SURF grant winners and their mentors only. The calendar of the SURF program for summer 2022 will be presented, and the paperwork for getting the grant started will be reviewed and signed. Attendance is mandatory.

Please join our special guests:
Emily Born - Research Compliance Specialist of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Lakrystal Joubert
- Assistant Director of Compliance, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Nathan Macy - Building and Lab Safety Coordinator, Office of EHS and Risk Management
Kelli Morris - Associate Buyer Purchasing, Assistant Director of Procurement Services, Office of Financial Services - Procurement & Payment Services
Marc Paine, CTPM - Senior Procurement Specialist, University ProCard Program Administrator
Jennifer Ravey - Director of the Writing Center, Department of English and Modern Languages
Shellie Richter - Sr. Director of IT Compliance - Information Management and Decision Support

Apr 1 (Fri) – Submission deadline to EXPO 2022.

Apr 8 (Fri) & 11 (Mon) – Panel Discussions about presentations at EXPO 2022 (12 to 1:30pm – Landes Aud.)

Apr 13 (Wed) – EXPO 2022 – Full day conference from 9am to 6pm – Setzer Center.

Conference Flyer

Apr 21 (Thu) – Workshop about using library resources w/ Dr. Alyse Jordan (12 - 1:30pm – Landes Aud.) (Workshop Flyer)

May 3 (Tue)  – O.U.R. Awards Ceremony (11 to 1:30pm – Landes Auditorium)

Monday after May Commencement - SURF students are moving to Cardinal Village

May 31 (Tue) - First day of the SURF 2022 program

* All Workshops and Panel Discussions will be also on Zoom ID 879-918-4160 and password 88888

OUR Calendar - S.U.R.F. 2022

May 3-17 – Research Support must be requested, w/requisitions placed in Cardinal Purch

May 25 (Wed) – Check-in for Housing in the Cardinal Village

May 31 (Tue) – from 10 to 11:30am - SURF Kick-off Day - in Landes Auditorium - Each student will give five-minute presentation of the research hypothesis and the significance of the research project (based on literature review).

July 12-13 - Mid-term Report - Zoom or in-person meeting w/ the Director of O.U.R.  Use Zoom link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8799184160?pwd=N2EzV3RKWCtScUpBOHhsODVFM0VzQT09

July 15 (Tue)Workshop on Writing a Comprehensive Narrative – from 12pm – Our guest is Ms. Jennifer Ravey, the former Director of Writing Center at Lamar - location Archer 108

Aug 5 (Fri) – from 1:30pm – SURF Symposium – in Executive Conference Room 120 Reaud Building. Presentatiions are from 2 to 4:30pm.

Aug 15 (Mon)SURF Post grant report (video, narrative, and 3 slides PPT) are due to Dr. C. Bahrim by email at cbahrim@lamar.edu

OUR Research Grants Calendar


Sep 2 (Fri)
– OUR Orientation (from 1 to 2:30pm) – general information about OUR programs and events. Location :  Landes Auditorium of the Galloway bldg. See the flyer

Sep 7 (Wed) and 12 (Mon) – Panel discussions about the OUR grant program (from 11:00 am to 1:00pm). Location :  Landes Auditorium of the Galloway bldg. See the flyer

Sep 20 (Tue) – Email of intent to submit an OUR grant proposal (sent to cbahrim@lamar.edu)

Sep 25 (Sun) – Deadline for submitting OUR grant proposals (by 6pm)

Oct 12 (Wed) – OUR grant winners are announced.

Oct 24 (Mon)  – OUR Grant Winners’ Ceremony (Landes Auditorium, from 1:30 to 4pm)

Oct 28 and 31 – OUR grant winners’ Orientation - Landes Auditorium - from 12 to 2:00 pm. Mandatory presence for student and faculty mentor in one of the two days. The calendar of the OUR grant program for 2022-23 will be presented, and the paperwork for getting started the OUR grant will be reviewed and signed.

Please join our special guests from The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, The IT Compliance and Information Management and Decision Support, The Office of EHS and Risk Management, The Office for Purchasing, Procurement & Payment Services, The Office for IRB approval and CITI Training, The Writing Center and The John Gray Library.

Nov 5 (Sat) - The 10th Texas STEM Conference (full day from 8:30am) - [ OUR points ]

Nov 1 (Tue) to Dec 1 (Thu) – Window for placing your requests for research support

Nov 7 (Mon) - from 12pm to 1:30pm – Workshop about "Running a Successful Literature Review using Mary and Gray Library Resources" offered by Dr. Alyse Jordan, the Head of Reference of The Mary and Gray Library.  [ OUR points ]

Nov 19 (Mon) – The 9th HASBSEB Conference (full day from 8:30am) - [ OUR points ] 

Nov 29 (Mon) – O.U.R. Awards Ceremony (Landes Auditorium from 12 to 3pm) [ OUR points ] – followed by LURA Christmas Party

Dec 1 (Thu) to Jan 19 (Thu) – Literature review and setting up the research project.

For spring 2023, the dates listed below are tentative. Final dates will be announced on at OUR Kick-off Day. For clarifications, please check with Dr. Bahrim by email: cbahrim@lamar.edu

Jan 20 (Fri) – O.U.R. Kick-off Day (Landes Auditorium from 12 to 3pm).

Mar 1 to Mar 3 – Mid-term report for OUR grant recipients (meeting with the Director of O.U.R.)

Apr 14 (Fri)  – EXPO 2023 in Setzer Center (from 9am to 7pm).

* All Workshops and Panel Discussions will be also on Zoom ID 879-918-4160 and password 88888

2022 Faculty Mentor Award

The Faculty Mentor Award Finalists for Year 2022.

The Faculty Mentor Awardee for 2022 is Dr. Sujing Wang, Associate Professor of Computer Science - recognized at EXPO 2022 - on April 13 (collage)

Dr. Sujing Wang



Please read our summer 2022, spring 2022, Winter 2021, and Fall 2021, issues of the OUR Newsletter.

Undergraduate researchers at Lamar, your efforts in performing quality research and your findings have a chance to be visible to several excellent upcoming student research conferences. Please consider presenting at:


Lamar University announces 2022 SURF winners

2022 SURF Winners

Lamar University is proud to announce 13 winners of the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.The SURF program awards each winner a $2,000 stipend, $1,000 in research support, free on-campus housing for 10 weeks during the summer and $500 in travel support to disseminate their research results to conferences during the next university year. (Press Release)



 

SURF Awardees for Y2021 - Awards Ceremony - March 24, 2021

2021 SURF Awardees - March 24, 2021

 SURF 2021 program concluded on August 10, 2021, with a Symposium. We have gladly welcomed in our audience, President Taylor, Provost Nichols, vice-Provost Kumar, Deans of all academic units, Dean of TAHL and Reaud Honors College, and Dean of Graduate Studies, and Department Chairs of the 16 SURF student presenters and their mentors, together with more than 50 student attendees form various academic areas.

SURF Symposium Agenda

2021 SURF presenters slideshow

Legacy of OUR grant recipients - ARCHIVE

OUR grants 2021-2022

16 OUR projects awarded the university year 2021-2022 to pursue innovative research and creative activity

The office of Undergraduate Research would like to congratulate the awardees [...]

Legacy of SURF students - ARCHIVE

SURF 2021 projects

15 Projects selected for 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Lamar University's Office of Undergraduate Research has announced 15 Summer Undergraduate [...]