Undergraduate Research

**This is the information for Summer 2013, but it will be largely similar in 2014.

Seminar | Local Activities | Checks | Final Check | Picnic | Housing

Information about Summer Research Checks

Some time after May 15 and before you start doing summer research go to Human Resources (17 South Lane) and fill out the necessary paperwork so that you can be paid. Also check that your mailbox has been left open so that your check will be delivered. The default is to close it at the end of the year, so you need to speak to the mailroom to have it kept open.

The schedule for checks for summer research students is as follows:
8-Week Fellowships:
$950 each on June 28, July 12,  and July 26
The final check of $950 will be issued once your final report has been submitted to the Undergraduate Research office and we have received your summer research evaluation survey results.
The final deadline for reports is Fri., Sept. 20, 2013.

6-Week Fellowships:
$712.50 each on June 28, July 12, July 26
The final check of $712.50 will be issued once your final report has been submitted to the Undergraduate Research office and we have received your summer research evaluation survey results.
The final deadline for reports is Fri., Sept. 20, 2013.

4-Week Fellowships:
$633.33 each on June 28 and July 12
The final check of $633.33 will be issued once your final report has been submitted to the Undergraduate Research office and we have received your summer research evaluation survey results.
The final deadline for reports is Fri., Sept. 20, 2013.

2013 Summer Research Seminar Series  

View the schedule and list of presenters

Talks are on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 9 and ending August 2 from 12:15-1:15PM in Olin 115. They should be 15 min. long with 5 min. for questions.

Posters are on Wednesday, July 10 and Wednesday, August 7 in the Wold Atrium. They should be 4 feet wide by 3 feet high. They can be printed at the Copy Center in the Mailroom for $10. Minimum notice is 72 hours and more is better. Posters can be put up between 10-11AM, students should stand by their posters from 12:15-1:15 and posters should be down before 3PM. Lunch will be served at 12 noon.

Organizational Meeting, Thursday, June 27 at 12:15 in Olin 115 (lunch at 12 noon). Learn about summer events and activities and sign up for a presentation/poster slot at this meeting.
Organizational Meeting Powerpoint

How do I receive my Final Summer Research Check?

1. Work with your summer research faculty advisor to write a report that summarizes your summer work. This report may take any form that is acceptable to your faculty research advisor. When your advisor has approved this report, send the report as an attachment (.pdf or .doc/.docx format) to undergradresearch@union.edu.

2. Prof. Kristin Fox will forward your report to your faculty research advisor. Your advisor will reply to this message indicating his/her official approval of the final report.

3. Fill out the Evaluation of Summer Research Survey.

When we have received completed versions of all of the above, your final check will be issued by the Payroll office.* The final deadline for completing all of this is Friday, September 20, 2013. Students who do not complete the requirements by the deadline will forfeit their final check.

*Checks are issued once every two weeks. Depending on when you submit your report, it could be up to 3 weeks before you receive your check.

Local Activities

 FREE outdoor summer performance schedules:

Saratoga Shakespeare Company 
Central Park (Music Haven) Schenectady summer concerts
Jazz on Jay Street
Freedom park summer concerts (Scotia)
Other Schenectady events 
Theater in Washington Park, Albany

 

Housing

All housing arrangements are made through Residential Life.

Summer Research Picnic

The summer research kickoff picnic will be held on Tuesday, June 25  at 12 noon on the RCC Patio. All students and faculty involved in summer research are encouraged to attend.