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Research Ambassador Application

KU's volunteer student Research Ambassadors help spread the word about undergraduate research opportunities on campus. They serve an important outreach role on campus and promote undergraduate research to their peers.  If undergraduate research has made a difference in your KU experience, consider applying to be a Research Ambassador!

Research Ambassadors will:

  • Participate in 3 outreach events per semester (class visits, tabling, Center events, etc.)
  • Attend an orientation at the beginning of the fall semester and at the beginning of the spring semester to prepare you for your role as a Research Ambassador and work on communication skills as a researcher
  • Help out at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in April, 2019
  • and, most importantly, make a difference on campus by sharing your experience!

The Center is currently taking applications for the 2018-2019 group of Research Ambassadors.  We would like to have Research Ambassadors from a variety of departments, so we encourage students from all disciplines to apply (humanities, arts, social sciences, sciences, engineering, etc.).  Students should have at least one semester of experience doing research or creative work to be eligible.  The application deadline is Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

Using three sentences or fewer, describe your current research project in a way that everyone can understand.
Note: you don't have to have participated in one of these to be a Research Ambassador.

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Research teaches critical thinking and problem solving — top skills sought by employers
The Research Experience Program has certified more than 2,000 students since 2005
KU is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research
More than 1,200 students have received Undergraduate Research Awards since 1986
More than 150 mentors sponsored undergraduate projects through the Center for Undergraduate Research each year
KU's first valedictorian, Flora Richardson, conducted research as an undergraduate before graduating in 1873
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Use research to apply what you learned in the classroom to a real problem
Students who perform research develop strong relationships with KU faculty
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