One of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world, Sigma Xi has a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than one hundred and twenty five years. Sigma Xi, is a Scientific Research Society is the international honor society of science and engineering. Sigma Xi members on the Austin College faculty recognize student achievement in research through membership nominations and the Undergraduate Scientific Research Award.
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR achieves its vision through efforts of its membership as organized in a divisional structure that includes arts and humanities, biology, chemistry, education, engineering, geosciences, health sciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, social sciences, an at-large division that serves administrators and other disciplines, and a division for directors of undergraduate research programs. Austin College is an enhanced member institution providing access to CUR’s resource for all of its faculty and students.
The Texas Academy of Science (T.A.S.) promotes scientific research in Texas colleges and universities, encourages research as a part of student learning, and enhances the professional development of its professional and student members. Austin College students should inquire with CREATE about financial support to attend the annual meeting.
George Mason University’s Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) keep a nice updated listing of databases and summer research opportunities at Universities across the nation. Check back often for new postings and updates.
The Economics Scholars Program (ESP) is a collaborative effort between Austin College and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to foster the involvement of undergraduate economics students in all facets of research. The cornerstone of the ESP is the annual ESP Conference. Since 2007, student scholars and faculty from institutions across the U.S. and Canada have come together to share undergraduate student-initiated or student–faculty coauthored works, ideas about the role of undergraduate research in the curriculum and the challenges and concerns of undergraduates who conduct research.
The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU) is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience. Many helpful resources are available on this website.