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Student Opportunities At Florida International University: A Snapshot, Allen Varela, Jorge Torres Oct 2016

Student Opportunities At Florida International University: A Snapshot, Allen Varela, Jorge Torres

Florida Statewide Symposium: Best Practices in Undergraduate Research

The Honors College (HC) was asked by the FIU Provost to take the lead in creating an innovative culture for undergraduate research at FIU. Our presentation is about how two of the elements of HC’s successful research program have been expanded university-wide: our Conference for Undergraduate Research (CURFIU) and our research opportunity database, the FIU Undergraduate Research Portal. The creation of this database provides an interactive site with information about research opportunities, conferences, scholarships, and a subscription system for students. We also discuss the challenges we face as we try to promote undergraduate research in an environment of limited ...