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Opportunities in Science at Lewis & Clark

Obligations

 

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.

Lunch-Time Talk
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

Poster Conference
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.  For 201, the poster conference will be Tues, September 17, 4:30-6:00 in Stamm.

Poster
You will design and print out a poster which summarizes the key findings of your research. You are responsible for bringing your finished poster to the poster conference.
Poster guidelines.

Poster Abstract
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.  E-mail your finished abstract as a Word attachment to Amy Timmins.
Abstract guidelines.

Written Report
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.

Survey
To help us evaluate and improve our summer research program, please complete this brief on-line survey.  Complete the survey by first Friday in September.  On the first page of the survey, you will be asked to enter your name or program identifier.  Enter one of the following (either one is fine).

  • Rogers
  • Your Name