The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) promotes and facilitates the research environment of WCU. We assist faculty and students who are interested in being involved in research on campus.
In the Summer of 2019, WCU will hold its 4th annual Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI). Please change to: In the Summer of 2019, WCU held its 4th annual Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI).
The purpose of SURI is to:
Selected applicants will receive a stipend to work full-time (40 hours/week) over five weeks during summer 2019 (May 27 through June 28) to participate in:
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will host the 2019 Spring Research and Creative Activity day on April 3rd, 2019 in Sykes Student Union. This event highlights student, faculty and administrators research and creative activity from all academic disciplines by providing a forum for posters, oral presentations, works of art, and theatre performances.
Below is a tentative schedule:
10:00am - 11:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm: Works of Art and Poster Presentations - Sykes Ballrooms A-B (same posters in both sessions)
11:15am - 11:45am: Performances - Sykes Theater
11:45am – 2:00pm: Lunch Buffet - Sykes Ballroom A
12:30pm - 2:20pm: Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Awardee Oral Presentations - Sykes Ballroom C
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Oral Presentations - Sykes 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms
2:30pm - 3:00pm: SRCA & RCAD Awards Ceremony - Sykes Ballrooms C
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or 610-436-3557
The following Faculty Forums are planned for the Fall of 2019:
Faculty Forums offer a venue during which faculty members present the results of their work, share ideas, and discuss needs in the context of a research and creative activity theme that crosses several disciplines. During these forums, we hope to encourage scholarly conversations among faculty members who might not normally meet each other in the interest of igniting collaborations.
Look out for an RFP for Communities of Practice in the upcoming academic year! Communities of Practice are faculty teams that meet on a regular basis to learn more about an area of mutual interest and: Continue or initiate research and creative activity collaborations, read and discuss disciplinary and interdisciplinary literature related to the topic, write proposals together and proofread and edit each other's scholarly manuscripts