[PAST EVENT] WMSURE Come here about our work at the Council for Undergraduate Research Conference

June 22, 2016
5pm - 7pm
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Prof. Charity Hudley, Prof. Dickter, and Hannah are presenting at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Conference
Come hear about it. Here?s our abstract:

Engaging Underrepresented Students in Undergraduate Research: The William & Mary Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience

A frequent challenge for students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education, particularly at predominantly White institutions, is a lack of dedicated academic and research support from faculty members. In order to address and research such issues, we
created The William & Mary Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE) program. WMSURE is a faculty-led program that provides increased research opportunities to underrepresented students. WMSURE embraces a community based participatory approach to
research and as such, students have been fully involved in the articulation of their academic goals and research interests and in the development of the WMSURE curriculum. WMSURE hosts weekly workshops and provides advising and mentoring on a regular basis, all of which engages scholars throughout all four years of their college experience. The program is also personalized around each student?s academic goals, with a focus on finding the right resources for the students? particular interests. This workshop will provide participants with strategies to help high-achieving students from underrepresented backgrounds take full advantage of academic resources using the WMSURE model. We will share content from our WMSURE programming and provide opportunities for participants to discuss how the content can be adapted for the academic and research goals of their own students. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how high-achieving African-American, Latin, and first generation college students might be supported in undergraduate research and a list of topics that our students have found to be essential for their transition to college academics and research. Participants will also develop a list of questions to ask students in order to learn how to support them in reaching their full research potential and ideas for how to adapt one or more structures from the WMSURE model to their own settings or create their own structure for supporting high-achieving underrepresented students.

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