Summer Research Information


Housing

All housing arrangements are made through Residential Life.  Students are responsible for payment of their housing arrangements.  Please note that on-campus housing is typically not available after mid-August.

 

Information about Summer Research Checks

 

Before you start your summer research project:

Students being paid hourly should go to Human Resources (17 South Lane) and fill out the necessary paperwork so that you can be paid.  This should be done asap.

All summer students (hourly and stipend) should submit a request to the mailroom to leave your mailbox open so that your check(s) will be delivered without delay.  The default is to close it at the end of the year, so you need to speak to the mailroom to have it kept open. If you need to have your check delivered to a different location or have questions or concerns about your check, please send an email to ugr-director@union.edu and Ruth Cotter at cotterr@union.edu.

Stipend paid students:

If you are paid by a stipend (not hourly), you will receive most of your stipend in one or two checks paid out on June 23 and July 7 depending on when you begin your research. Your final check will be sent when you have submitted your final report and your summer research survey (info on completing your work below), and you receive final report approval.

Hourly paid students:

If you are an hourly paid student, you will receive a check based on your hours worked every two weeks. These checks will begin being sent on July 1 for work performed through June 18 and continue on this two weeks schedule until your work is completed.  You are to submit your summer research survey and final report for approval (info on how to submit can be found below).

Summer Research Seminar Series

The Summer Research Seminar Series will meet twice weekly starting in early July, on Tuesdays and Thursdays with lunch provided for students and faculty who are attending the talks. Tuesdays are generally reserved for student “Elevator Pitches” where students give short (2 min) overview presentations about their research. On Thursdays, we invite representatives from different campus resources and programs to come and discuss their program and opportunities for students  (i.e. makerspace, career center).

We will also have a poster session in early August for students who want to present their work as a poster.

 

What do I do when my summer research has concluded?

1. Work with your summer research faculty advisor to write a report that summarizes your summer work.  This report may take any form that is acceptable to your faculty research advisor.  After consulting with your advisor, complete the Summer Research Final Report Submission Form (you will be uploading your pdf only file through this link).

2. Ruth Cotter will forward your report to your faculty research advisor.  Your advisor will reply to this message indicating his/her official approval of the final report.  **Do not submit your final report directly to your advisor for their approval.**  Although we strongly encourage you to work with your advisor on drafts of your final report, you must submit the final version through the above link. 

3. Fill out the Summer Research Survey.

“Research Fellow” will be added to your transcript if you complete all requirements of your summer fellowship.  The Undergraduate Research Program will work directly with the Registrar’s Office; no additional action is required on your part.

*Checks are issued once every two weeks.  Depending on when you submit your report, it could be up to 3 weeks before you receive your check.

Fri., 09/24/2021 – submission deadline for exit surveys and final reports

Wed., 09/28/2021 – submission deadline for advisor’s final report approvals

 

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