COLLEGE RESEARCH AND MENTORING PROGRAM No. 2
A. Name of Program: Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
B. Target Audience: Undergraduate Science and Engineering Students
C. Date of Implementation: 1993 - PRESENT
D. Funding Source(s): The Department of the Navy, Of fice of Naval Research (ONR, Grant# N00014-93-1-1368), NSF, NIST, NASA, and SUBR
E. Brief Program Description (Including Objectives and Expected Outcomes):
This program is aimed at supporting (finances, mentoring, involvement in research) and guiding to graduate school fifty (50) high achieving undergraduate Physics, Chemistry, and engineering majors. High GPA (over 3.0/4.0) and research performance results are key criteria for continued support from one year to the next.
The support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Model Institution of Excellence Program is expected to lead to the replication of the national model of the Academy in other Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SEM) Departments and units of Southern University and A&M College.
F. Activities of the Undergraduate Research Program (URP):
NOTE: For a detailed explanation of the activities of the Undergraduate Research
Program (URP), see "Activities of the Academy" in the Introduction.
(1) Financial support is provided to scholars from a variety of sources
(2) Communication skill development
(3) Generic research activities
(4) Specific research project execution by scholars of the Timbuktu Academy
(5) Development of a professional culture
(6) Advisement by the Director
(7) Guidunce to Graduate School