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Undergraduate Research as Capstone: Marking Trends and Developing Strategies Henry Biggs, PhD Associate Dean and Director, Undergraduate Research Washington University in St Louis PEW Symposium: March 3-5, 2006 HTTP://UR.WUSTL.EDU. Profile of Washington University.

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Undergraduate Research as Capstone: Marking Trends and Developing StrategiesHenry Biggs, PhDAssociate Dean and Director, Undergraduate ResearchWashington University in St Louis PEW Symposium: March 3-5, 2006HTTP://UR.WUSTL.EDU

profile of washington university
Profile of Washington University
  • Approx 5,000 Arts & Sciences Undergraduates
  • Formation of Undergraduate Research Office –2005
thumbnail of research activity defining the data
Thumbnail of Research Activity:Defining the Data
  • How is following data for “research” defined?
    • Independent Study, Independent Work
    • “Honors Research”
    • Course, with “Research” in the title, e.g., “Research Seminar”, “Introduction to Research”
follow up questions
Follow up Questions
  • Nice trendline, but how advanced is the research being conducted?
  • Who is doing it?
notes
Notes
  • Note that pie charts are cumulative from last 5 years; previous graphs are trendlines
  • Heavy 500 Research, approx 50%
  • Heavy Bio Research, also approx 50%
  • Not surprisingly, highest cumulative enrollment is in Bio 500
  • Finally, what are summer research opps?
summer research opps
Summer Research Opps
  • Hoopes—new
  • Goldman—New
  • Beckman
  • HHMI
  • All REU’s Not Included, data pending, believe will be significant
  • Isolated Individual Scholarships from alumni
wu strategy 1 maximize summer research opps
WU STRATEGY 1: MAXIMIZE SUMMER RESEARCH OPPS
  • WHY? The most focused of all research opps available so best capstone experience; promotes rigor, self-efficacy
strategy 2 overcome attack student fear factor
STRATEGY 2: OVERCOME/ATTACK STUDENT FEAR FACTOR
  • Encouraging more students that they are worthy of participating in a lab and being part of a research experience.
    • Smoothing the channels
      • Online access to opps
      • Online access to appts
      • Calls to students meeting criteria—”here’s your research opp”
strategy 3 increase funding to promote strategy 1
STRATEGY 3: INCREASE FUNDING TO PROMOTE STRATEGY 1!
  • Working with A & D to ask sponsors for single undergraduate summer research experience
  • Grantwriting—focus on new UR Office as Collaborative hub
why research as capstone
Why Research as Capstone?
  • NSF notes benefits of research, but has it been tested and documented?
effects of types of research
Effects of Types of Research
  • Elizabeth Berkes, Washington University
  • (eberkes@wustl.edu)
  • Students who participate in biology laboratory internships have a significantly higher self-efficacy score than students who have not interned in a biology laboratory.
  • An increase in Biology Self-Efficacy has a significant positive impact on desire to persist in science.
  • Early data suggests that simply working in a lab does not have such an effect—it is only the more involved lab research experience that promotes self-efficacy and improves persistence
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Undergraduate Research as Capstone: Marking Trends and Developing StrategiesHenry Biggs, PhDAssociate Dean and Director, Undergraduate Research(Washington University in St Louis) PEW Symposium: March 3-5, 2006HTTP://UR.WUSTL.EDU