Upcoming Dates to Remember:

2014 UCO Faculty/Staff External Grant Writing Workshop

  • October 13 and 14
  • Carl Albert Room, NUC 300
  • Participants will learn how to search for grant opportunities, find collaborators, develop budgets, contact program officers, route and submit grant proposals to external agencies, and much more. Space is limited. Registration form


    Posters on the Hill, Washington, D.C.

    Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than the words and stories of the student participants themselves. Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts its annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This event helps members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.cur.org/pohcall.html  

    About Posters on the Hill, Washington, D.C.

    Since 1996, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has hosted an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This event in intended to help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.

     Since 1999, students from UCO have been invited to participate in the event every year except three.  This is very impressive because there are only 60 participants selected each year from institutions of higher education throughout the United States.  Students from UCO who have received the award in the past are:

    • 1999  Michael Dunbar (Physics) and Chad Watts (Psychology)
    • 2000  Jennifer Adkisson (Psychology) and Paige Hill (Biology)
    • 2001  Elizabeth Turner (Biology) and Sunshine Garner (Psychology)
    • 2002  John Seagraves (Psychology)
    • 2003  Matisha Montgomery (Psychology)
    • 2004  Shelley Chambers (Psychology)
    • 2005  James Vaughn, Jennifer Bishop, and Michael Nicholson (Biology)
    • 2006  Kendra Byrd (Biology)
    • 2007  Abdiwhah Mohammed (Engineering and Physics)
    • 2008  Vagan Mushegyan (Biology)
    • 2010 Henry Le (Engineering and Physics)
    • 2013 Travis White (Computer Science)
    • 2014 Sean Smith and Wenxi Zeng (Computer Science)

     Any student is eligible to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR's disciplinal divisions (Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, and Physics/Astronomy).  The deadline for submission for the Posters on the Hill Session is usually in October of each year.   

    If you have any questions about the Posters on the Hill event, please contact the Office of Research & Grants or visit the CUR website: http://www.cur.org/postersession.html

    UCO students Poster on The Hill 2014

    UCO Students Gain National Attention at the Posters on the Hill 2014 event for Creating Wheelchair Simulator. For a news article, click here.