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CNR News

April 15, 2013

April 19 | Faculty-Initiated Summer SPUR Deadline
April 19 | CNR Poster Session
April 19 | Student Speaker Commencement Self-Nominations

Apr 19 | Faculty-Initiated Summer SPUR Deadline

SPUR Program Info:
Each semester and summer, CNR students may apply to participate in undergraduate research with CNR faculty through the Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) program. Funding for the program is generously donated by CNR alumni. Students have the option to apply for funding for their own research project, or to apply to work on a research project conducted by CNR faculty.

Upcoming Deadlines:

- Students apply to Faculty-Initiated Projects between April 12 - 19 (Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors)

Faculty-Initiated Projects:
CNR faculty will be seeking sophomores, juniors, and seniors to join them and/or their grad students on research projects for the summer. To apply, students will need a resume, unofficial copy of their transcript, and a statement/cover letter. Faculty-Initiated Projects will be posted in mid-April; Students apply between April 12-19.

You may see examples of previous projects on the SPUR website, go to Find a Faculty Project and select the Past Projects tab:

Questions?
Visit the SPUR website or contact Carina Galicia, the SPUR program coordinator.


April 19 | CNR Poster Session

CNR Poster Session
Friday, April 19, 12-2pm
260 Mulford Hall

Are you working on research that you would like to share with the CNR community? If so, register to participate in our upcoming poster session! This is a great opportunity for you to:

• Gain communication and presentation skills
• Learn to summarize your research, an integral part of scholarship
• Get recognition for your hard work on a research project
• Have the chance to discuss your project with others who share your interests
• Give the local community a chance to learn about the exciting research being done by you, a fabulous undergraduate
• Add another great experience to your professional resume
• Get a Certificate of Participation

Registration is now open for those interested in participating in the CNR Poster Session, click here to register. You'll also find information on Designing Your Poster at the link.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 17.

Questions? Please contact Carina Galicia.


April 19 | Student Speaker Commencement Self-Nominations

All CNR students registered to participate in the CNR commencement ceremony on May 19, 2013 are invited to apply for consideration for student commencement speaker. To be eligible, students must be on the Spring 2013 degree list or "walking" in the Spring 2013 ceremony and have an expected graduation date of Spring 2013, Summer 2013, or Fall 2013. Students who wish to be considered must submit:
1) a statement (no more than one page) explaining why they would like to be the speaker and what they would like to address in their speech
2) a letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member (no more than one page)
3) resume or CV

Selection Process
The Office of Instruction & Student Affairs will send finalists a memo asking for additional information. The speakers will be chosen by a panel based on the nominee's ideas for the speech, academic record, student activities, and leadership. The actual student speech for commencement is approximately 5-7 minutes.

Please send your self nomination package to:
cnrteaching@berkeley.edu (please put "COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER" in the subject line)
Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2013.