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Undergraduate Research: Awards, Events, and Resources

This guide provides information about AU support for undergraduate research, including events, competitions and prizes, and research methodologies.

Robin Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference

March 29, 2014

Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference
Saturday, March 29
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center

The annual College of Arts and Sciences student research conference, now in its twenty-first year and funded in part by a generous grant from Robyn Rafferty Mathias, an AU trustee and alumna, provides a competitive forum for CAS undergraduate and graduate students to present their original creative works before colleagues, friends and faculty. Cash prizes are awarded for outstanding presentations, in addition to a conference travel award for graduate students. 

History Day

History Day
Thursday, April 24
Mary Graydon Center

Graduating seniors present the results of their senior theses.  The program is organized like an academic conference.  The day includes a lunch on campus and then evening reception/celebration, funded by the Valerie French Fund, off campus. Faculty and graduate students moderate and comment.  

Competitive Mathematics

Competitive Mathematics
11:45 am to 2:50 pm
Contact Mathematics and Statistics Department for location.

AU offers a one-credit “Competitive Mathematics” course to prepare students for regional and national competitions such as the two listed below. The competitions are first administered to the participating students at AU, and then sent elsewhere. In each case, around 12 students participate.