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The Advancement of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences (AURS)
The University of Central Arkansas

The AURS Fund

The Advancement of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences (AURS) fund was established in 2008 to support undergraduate research in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas. We believe that engaging undergraduates in fundamental research prepares them for graduate or professional school as well as enhancing their undergraduate education. Not only do our undergraduates perform original research with a faculty mentor they also present that research at local, regional and national professional meetings and are coauthors on publications about their research. Our undergraduates have gone on to be successful in their careers upon graduation due in part to these experiences with our faculty.

Undergraduates benefit from working with a faculty member on an original research project. Their confidence in their abilities are increased, their understanding of fundamental science and mathematics is increased and they are able to parlay those experiences into enhanced internships and support at the graduate or professional school level. However, the opportunity to support these undergraduates depends on the funding level of the endowment. The AURS fund is managed by the University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Inc. Please consider supporting this endeavor.

Sincerely,
Dr. Micah Abrams & Dr. William V. Slaton
AURS fund co-founders

Awards

Fellowship

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Science Communicator

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Recipents

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Support

The Advancement of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences fund is an endowment managed by the University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Inc. The UCA Foundation is a nonprofit public charity and offers many options for enabling you to support the AURS endowment. Options for giving to the UCA Foundation may be found here which includes an option for secure online donations. Alternatively, your support can be mailed to the UCA Foundation's office at:

The UCA Foundation, Inc.
Buffalo Alumni Hall
UCA Box 4986
Conway AR 72035

Please be sure to designate your gift to the Advancement of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences, Account #0590, to ensure that your gift goes to support undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas.

Thank you for your support!