College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

CNR Events 3/18/11

March 18, 2011

I. SPUR Research Program
II. CNR Research Poster Session
III. Become a member of the Vice Provost's Student Advisory Council!

I. SPUR Research Program
The Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research Program (SPUR Program) encourages faculty and undergraduate students in the College of Natural Resources to collaborate on research projects by providing a grant to support their joint project. The funding for this program is generously donated by CNR alumni.

There are two types of SPUR projects, Faculty projects and Student Initiated Projects. Between 4/1-4/10, CNR undergraduates will be able to see and apply to faculty initiated projects.

Eligible students who have identified a project or topic that they would like to pursue as a Student Initiated project, have hopefully been meeting with their CNR faculty mentor. Proposals are due by 3/29/11, 5:00 PM.

For details about the SPUR Student Initiated application process, please see the SPUR site: Anyone with questions may contact Susan Kishi,

II. CNR Research Poster Session
Have you done research through SPUR, URAP, BSP, Honors, summer program, independent study? Want to share your research with the CNR community? Get recognition for your research? Have the chance to discuss your project with others who share your interests? Enter to win a prize for best poster?

Register for the CNR Poster Session on Wed., April 13, 11-1, Morgan Hall Lounge. Deadline to register, 4/5.


Learn more about posters.....
Research Posters Do’s and Don’ts
Wednesday, March 30th (Noon to 1 pm)
Speaker: Diana Lizarraga
230-C Stephens Hall

A showcase of 50+ posters help students learn good and bad poster design.
*Lunch provided, first-come, first-serve

Questions? Contact Susan Kishi,, 510 643-9479. For more information, please click here.

III. Become a member of the Vice Provost's Student Advisory Council!
Catherine Koshland is currently seeking CNR students to serve on the Vice Provost's Student Advisory Council on Undergraduate Education (SACUE) for a two year term. SACUE provides a unique opportunity for motivated undergraduates to provide confidential advice to the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning and Facilities on matters concerning the campus's undergraduate academic life and student experience. SACUE members help influence decisions that directly impact the quality of undergraduate education at Cal.

SACUE meets once a month on a Wednesday from 4-5:30 PM in California Hall. For more information about the group, what type of students we are seeking, and how to apply, visit

The application deadline is Friday, May 4, 2011. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make a difference.