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Developing International Researchers: The Role of Undergraduate Research in           Education Abroad             Jen Nie...
Overview of undergraduate research            in study abroadWell‐designed undergraduate research programs provide student...
• This session offers   o case studies for successful undergraduate research     models abroad,   o Discussion on how best...
Key Benefits of Undergraduate Study           Abroad Research• Exposure to field research in   exciting locations• Deeper ...
Institutional benefits• Building a pipeline of   future research students• Faculty/staff   development and   retention• Su...
Case study: UQ Undergraduate            Research Programs            UQ Summer Research Program (Nov‐Feb)              • M...
Funding Sources for UG Research•   National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates     – http://www.ns...
Additional Funding Resources•   Dartmouth ‐ External Funding Sources For Undergraduates and Graduates      – http://www.da...
Study Abroad+Exchange (Ian)• MARS2005 Australia’s Marine Environments  –   Since 2000 (120 – 180 students each semester)  ...
Partner Study Abroad @UQ• Stanford University BOSP (11 week)• Hobart William Smith (Geneva NY) + Union   College (Schenect...
Global Scholars (12 mins) (Tom)• Overview of Global Scholars Program at   Dickinson• Structure of program, outcomes, lesso...
A five month course combining a thematic student-facultyresearch project and global education, conducted with Dickinsonfac...
A Global STEM Pilot ProgramImpacts of climate change on marine ecosystems
Global ScholarsPilot ProgramDickinson CollegeFront Row (from left)‐ Professor Tom Arnold, Ioni Kokondis, Courtney Cara, Em...
Global ScholarsPilot ProgramDickinson College
2014Global Scholars Program      A community based research project to bring together students      from our partner insti...
Short Courses (Ian)• Escape the frozen north (January)  – Cornell University (A/Prof Hewson)  – Six students +1 Prof  – Pr...
Issues for Students• I need an international experience for my CV• But it’s going to cost a lot• So I’d better assess rela...
Issues for Faculty•   I’ll miss my family•   Oh, they’re coming! That’s going to cost a lot!•   What about my partner’s ca...
Joining the Dots• Need to provide key learning opportunities in   an international context involving research‐  active fac...
Enhanced Short Courses– Maymester through Summer– Front end MOOC– 2‐3 week field– Back end support modules– Partner UQ fac...
Brief Q&A (5 mins) (Panel)
Roundtable discussion              (25‐30 mins)How can we help support undergraduate research      before, during and afte...
Discussion QuestionsBEFORE• How can we best engage with academics   in developing undergraduate research   study abroad pr...
Discussion QuestionsDURING• How can education abroad professionals   best support both students and faculty while   they a...
Discussion QuestionsAFTER• How can we work to inform students of the   value of undergraduate research, along with   the v...
Dunwich, North Stradbroke and Moreton Bay        Satellite remote sensing – ground truthing
MARS2005 Estimating the impacts of bait collecting
UC Baited remote underwater video research
MARS2005 Sampling seagrass flat fishes
MARS2005 Jen Batista and needle fish
Dr Kathy Townsend Green turtle release for rehab
Point Lookout – turtle, dolphin and whale studies
Night snorkel on the reef
Ghost crab
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  1. 1. Developing International Researchers: The Role of Undergraduate Research in  Education Abroad Jen Nielsen, The University of Queensland (UQ) A/Prof Ian Tibbetts, (UQ) Prof Tom Arnold (Dickinson College) A/Prof Ian Hewson (Cornell University) Dr Dana Burfeind (UQ)
  2. 2. Overview of undergraduate research  in study abroadWell‐designed undergraduate research programs provide students opportunities to…• gain valuable team building and  problem‐based learning  skills• have their abilities closely appraised  by faculty who are leaders in their  research field (LORs)• develop links with faculty and  industry • understand the challenges faced by  scientists• test drive a research career
  3. 3. • This session offers  o case studies for successful undergraduate research  models abroad,  o Discussion on how best to support/generate study  abroad programs that include research Sorry, but they’re  scientists!
  4. 4. Key Benefits of Undergraduate Study  Abroad Research• Exposure to field research in  exciting locations• Deeper understanding of the  local context• Team building skills• Seminar preparation and  feedback • Demystifying doing science for a  living • Publication skills
  5. 5. Institutional benefits• Building a pipeline of  future research students• Faculty/staff  development and  retention• Support for faculty  members to carry out  their research – both  domestically and abroad
  6. 6. Case study: UQ Undergraduate  Research Programs  UQ Summer Research Program (Nov‐Feb) • Match students with research  interests/labs on campus  • Duration of 6‐10 weeks • Students are paid $300/week • Open to international students• UQ Winter Research Program  (June‐July)• UQ Undergraduate Research Conferencehttp://www.uq.edu.au/undergraduate/undergraduate‐research‐programs
  7. 7. Funding Sources for UG Research• National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates – http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm• Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program (administered by IIE) – Sends biomedical engineers outside the US or Canada for academic or scientific research – http://www.whitaker.org/grants/fellows‐scholars• NASA Student Programs – Undergraduate Opportunities – http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/student‐programs/• National Institutes of Health – Office of Intramural Training & Education – Undergraduate Scholarship Program: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp – Summer internship in biomedical research: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip – Summer programs: https://www.training.nih.gov/summer_programs_outside_the_nih• USDA Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement and Experimental Program  for Stimulating Competitive Research program  – http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/afri/afri_fase_epscor_program.html/• Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Internships – http://www.si.edu/ofg/ofgintro.htm 
  8. 8. Additional Funding Resources• Dartmouth ‐ External Funding Sources For Undergraduates and Graduates  – http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ugar/undergrad/other_external.html• Amgen Scholars – http://amgenscholars.com/ • ThinkSwiss research scholarships – http://www.thinkswiss.org/academic‐opportunities/research‐scholarship• NanoJapan International Research Experience for Undergraduates – http://nanojapan.rice.edu/• Study Abroad Funding (administered by IIE) – http://www.studyabroadfunding.org
  9. 9. Study Abroad+Exchange (Ian)• MARS2005 Australia’s Marine Environments – Since 2000 (120 – 180 students each semester) – Lecture series at UQ – Field trips to Moreton Bay and the Reef – Led by research‐active faculty – With a combination of field discovery and small group  research – Open admission (science, arts, business, engineering  SA&EX students) – Lectures @ UQ
  10. 10. Partner Study Abroad @UQ• Stanford University BOSP (11 week)• Hobart William Smith (Geneva NY) + Union  College (Schenectady NY) (10 week)• University of California EAP (12 week)• All under Australian Visitor’s Visa• All developed through contacts between  research‐active faculty!All include problem‐based learning in a research context as ca. 50% of assessment
  11. 11. Global Scholars (12 mins) (Tom)• Overview of Global Scholars Program at  Dickinson• Structure of program, outcomes, lessons  learned, best practices• Origins of the UQ Global Scholars Program
  12. 12. A five month course combining a thematic student-facultyresearch project and global education, conducted with Dickinsonfaculty members and collaborating faculty from one of ourpartner institutions. The program trains students in the processof interdisciplinary research, team-building, and effective cross-cultural communication.Thomas Arnold, Associate Professor of BiologyIan Tibbetts, Associate Professor of BiologyBrian Brubaker, Interim Executive Director of Global EducationCarla Maranto-Arnold, Assistant Director of Global StudyNeil Weisman, Provost and Dean of the College
  13. 13. A Global STEM Pilot ProgramImpacts of climate change on marine ecosystems
  14. 14. Global ScholarsPilot ProgramDickinson CollegeFront Row (from left)‐ Professor Tom Arnold, Ioni Kokondis, Courtney Cara, Emily Seklecki, Esmeralda Alverez, Laura Schorfheide.  Back Row (from left)‐ Josh Margolis, Antonia Johnson, Phoebe Oldach, Katie Daley, Nicole Davidson, Casey Reilly, Amanda Karampatsos, Chris Mealey, Kaitlin Jurewicz, Professor Ian Tibbetts, Christine Talbot, Anna Ramthun, Stephanie Bernasconi.  Not Pictured: Annie Weichert
  15. 15. Global ScholarsPilot ProgramDickinson College
  16. 16. 2014Global Scholars Program A community based research project to bring together students from our partner institution in Japan, Akita International University, with Dickinson students for a eight month project to study the delivery of health care in rural Japan and rural Pennsylvania. The highly selective program is currently accepting applications for five positions on the international research team.
  17. 17. Short Courses (Ian)• Escape the frozen north (January) – Cornell University (A/Prof Hewson) – Six students +1 Prof – Preparation Unit + Field Unit (Aus) + Completion  Unit – Two Ian’s! Facilitates student to faculty  communication!
  18. 18. Issues for Students• I need an international experience for my CV• But it’s going to cost a lot• So I’d better assess relative value (bang for  buck)• Will I make friends?• Will my professors be good?
  19. 19. Issues for Faculty• I’ll miss my family• Oh, they’re coming! That’s going to cost a lot!• What about my partner’s career?• What about my own career!?• What will be the impact on my chances of  tenure?
  20. 20. Joining the Dots• Need to provide key learning opportunities in  an international context involving research‐ active faculty without harming their career  while minimising the cost for students
  21. 21. Enhanced Short Courses– Maymester through Summer– Front end MOOC– 2‐3 week field– Back end support modules– Partner UQ faculty with international collaborator– Support guest faculty by covering airfare and in‐field  costs– Students undertake discovery while collaborators  establish research program– Students develop and execute research projects under  the guidance of the collaborating faculty
  22. 22. Brief Q&A (5 mins) (Panel)
  23. 23. Roundtable discussion (25‐30 mins)How can we help support undergraduate research  before, during and after the program? 
  24. 24. Discussion QuestionsBEFORE• How can we best engage with academics  in developing undergraduate research  study abroad programs?• What can we do to best prepare students  for their research abroad experience in the  pre‐departure engagement?• What funding sources are available to  Max Wasley, Bachelor of  Electrical and Computer  support undergraduate research? Engineering and Science  (Physics) at UQ
  25. 25. Discussion QuestionsDURING• How can education abroad professionals  best support both students and faculty while  they are out on their research abroad  experience?• What types of communication, resources  and support are necessary to ensure  students have a positive and successful  Rebekah Zeigman, Bachelor  of Marine Biology and  research experience abroad?  Biochemistry, University of • How can we work with the host/partner  New Haven, USA institution or organization to ensure students  have a quality research experience?
  26. 26. Discussion QuestionsAFTER• How can we work to inform students of the  value of undergraduate research, along with  the value of study abroad?• What are some of the outcomes of  undergraduate research programs, and how  can we use these outcomes to promote  study abroad on our campuses? Rory Reardon, • How can we continue to engage with  Bachelor of Science  at UQ students on their post‐experience return to  help them get the most out of their research  abroad experience?
  27. 27. Dunwich, North Stradbroke and Moreton Bay Satellite remote sensing – ground truthing
  28. 28. MARS2005 Estimating the impacts of bait collecting
  29. 29. UC Baited remote underwater video research
  30. 30. MARS2005 Sampling seagrass flat fishes
  31. 31. MARS2005 Jen Batista and needle fish
  32. 32. Dr Kathy Townsend Green turtle release for rehab
  33. 33. Point Lookout – turtle, dolphin and whale studies
  34. 34. Night snorkel on the reef
  35. 35. Ghost crab

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