To help you get the most out of your experience as a research intern, you are required to complete the following tasks:
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
In accordance with federal regulations, Lewis & Clark policy requires that all staff, faculty, and students involved in research are trained in the responsible conduct of research, and that the College maintain training records. Lewis & Clark’s online RCR training is provided through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Please follow the RCR CITI Training Instructions to complete the online training modules for Responsible Conduct of Research. These instructions will walk you through the process of selecting the appropriate curriculum for your research project. Additional training modules may be required if you are working with animals and/or human subjects. The required online training must be completed before you begin your summer research.
In addition to the online training in Responsible Conduct of Research, face-to-face training is also required. This is a presentation and discussion that occurs during the first Lunch-Time Talks of the summer. Attendance is taken. Researchers who miss the required training may view the Research Ethics Presentation by Dr. Sarah Schaack online. Your faculty mentor will be asked to sign a form verifying your completion of the training.
Questions regarding Responsible Conduct of Research training should be directed to the Sponsored Research Office.
Each research group will present a talk giving an overview of their research project. To encourage participation from students in the audience, student questions will be answered before faculty questions. The presenting group is encouraged to provide a “thematic” dessert inspired by an aspect of their research. So get ready from some tasty worms, spiders and neurotoxins. The schedule of talks will be posted in the “News” menu of the Rogers Web site. Talk guidelines.
This event will give you an opportunity to present the results of your research to the entire Lewis & Clark community and to several distinguished guests who are interested in learning more about undergraduate research opportunities at LC. The conference is held each year in September or early October.
We will pay for the printing and lamination of your posters. After the conference, your posters will be hung in the halls of Olin and Bodine for everyone to admire. Many students go on to present their posters at regional and national scientific conferences. Your poster could be next! Poster guidelines.
As part of the Poster Conference, we will publish a booklet of abstracts. These brief summaries will serve as a program guide for visitors, helping them decide which posters they want to look at in detail. Abstract guidelines.
Some faculty may require you to prepare a written summary of your research from the summer. You should check with your professor for what he/she wants you to do and the format for your report.
To help us evaluate and improve our summer research program, please complete this brief on-line survey. Click “student information page” and then “student survey”.
Submit your finished poster and abstract to Amy Timmins in Olin 226A as soon as you are done and no later than the first Friday in September. These tasks are a crucial part of your summer internship so give yourself enough time to do them well. Making a scientific discovery is the first step, communicating to others what you have discovered is the second step, and you need to learn how to do both of them to become a successful scientist. Please complete the survey by the September deadline as well.