Westenberg.Student OURE 2014
Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE)

 

Applications are OPEN!

URE Program Overview

   The OURE program has been established to:

  • Expand opportunities for a more active form of learning by students
  • Encourage the interaction of undergraduate students with faculty
  • Expand the level of research activity on the campus
  • Help recruit superior students into our graduate program
  • Demonstrate that teaching and research are compatible and mutually reinforcing

Expectations of the OURE Experience
   Students participating in the OURE program should experience:

  • A foundational understanding of how research is conducted in their disciplines
  • A greater understanding of the information resources available and how to utilize these resources
  • The fundamentals of experimental design
  • How to interpret research outcomes

Applications‌ - Open January 17, 2017
   Applications for 2017-2018 OURE Program are due no later than March 1, 2017.

  • An original application with signatures must be submitted to the office of Undergraduate Studies
      ~105 Norwood Hall no later than March 1, 2017 
      ~Late applications will not be accepted
  • Group projects are allowable
      ~Each student must complete and submit an individual application
      ~Maximum of 4 students per group
  • Previous OURE participants are eligible
      ~If they satisfactorily completed previous project
      ~Approved final report & reflections was submitted

Interested Students

  • ‌Should contact an OURE Departmental Coordinator
  • Projects can be started
      ~During the summer
      ~At the start of the academic year

Statement of Qualifications
    Each participant and faculty sponsor is to:

  • Discuss their project
  • Come to an agreement
  • A cumulative grade point of 2.50 is required to participate in this program
  • Submit a one page application
      ~Describing their project and the personnel involved
  • The faculty sponsor agrees
      ~To supervise the work
      ~Certifies the educational value of the proposed project

Budget
    OURE students

  • Will be awarded a stipend of $1000.00
      ~Payments will be offered in two installments
      ~1st payment at the end of October
         --- Upon research advisor confirmation of working
      ~2nd payment upon submission of the final report & reflections
         --- Approved by their research advisor
  • Expendables are allowed up to a $200 limit
      ~No capital equipment funds are provided
  • In the event that requests exceed available funds
      ~Proposals will be evaluated based on the student's academic accomplishments
      ~Likelihood that the proposed project can be complete
      ~The educational value of the proposed project
      ~The commitment of the faculty supervisor to the project

Note for International Students Regarding OURE Payments:
Generally, a foreign person is subject to U.S. tax on its U.S. source income.  Most types of U.S. source income received by a foreign person are subject to U.S. tax of 30%.  A reduced rate, including exemption, may apply if there is a tax treaty between the foreign person's country of residence and the United States.  The tax is generally withheld (NRA withholding) from the payment made to the foreign person.  The term NRA withholding is used in this area descriptively to refer to withholding required under sections 1441, 1442, and 1443 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Generally, NRA withholding describes the withholding regime that requires 30% withholding on a payment of U.S. source income and the filing of Form 1042 and related Form 1042-S.  Payments to all foreign persons, including nonresident alien individuals, foreign entities and governments, may be subject to NRA withholding.

OURE Report Guidelines for 2016-17:

Each funded project must provide a final report and Reflections:

  • Report
      ~In the style of a journal manuscript, when appropriate
      ~No less than 5 pages in length
      ~Single spaced
  • Reflections
      ~Short description 
  • Final Reports & Reflections must be submitted to your research advisor
  • Reserarch Advisor must submit approved final reports & reflections
      ~Research Advisor must submit electronically by 4/3/2017
      ~Submit to Dedie at byfieldr@mst.edu
    ~Report - Last name, first initial, OURE, year
      ---
    Example Report Title: MinerJ.OURE.2016-17
    ~Reflections - Last name, first initial, Reflections, year
      ---
    Example Reflections Title: MinerJ.OURE.REFLECTIONS.2016-17