Murace Symposium


You are invited to join faculty, teaching staff, and students at the Mentored Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors Symposium.


2019 MURACE Symposium

October 11, 2019

A&S Room 2-72

Noon to 4:00 p.m.


Why Attend? Take a look at the Great Informational Opportunities on the Agenda and then register before noon on September 18, 2019, for the Symposium at CLICK HERE

 If you need additional information before registering, please email or call Dr. Doreen (Dee) Sams at 478-445-0966 and leave a message.

 Noon - 12:30                WELCOME & OVERVIEW                                                

 Visions for the Future of MURACE at GCSU,  Presented by Associate Provost, Dr. Jordan Cofer

  • MURACE within the GC Journey, Presented by GC Journeys Director, Dr. Cynthia Alby

 12:30-1:00 p.m.            SESSION I:  SUMMER RESEARCH POSTERS                                                                                

  • Ms. Megan Andrews, Mentored by Dr. Wathsala Medawala
  • ​Ms. Molly Bullington, Mentored by Dr. Ellen France
  • Mr. Noah MacDonald, Mentored by Dr. Brent Evans

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.           SESSION II:  MURACE UPDATES                          

  •  ​COPLAC, CUR, GURC, NCUR, & STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Presented by MURACE Faculty Coordinator, Dr. Doreen (Dee) Sams
  •  POSTERS AT THE GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL - What are the criteria to submit an application for presentation consideration? When and where will this opportunity occur? Presented by GURC Posters Co-Chair Robin Lewis
  • SHARING SUCCESSES - Why share your students' successes with MURACE? Presented by CUR Councilor, Physics Division, Dr. Hasitha Mahabaduge
  • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH (USR) CIRCLE - What is it and how do my students get involved? What are the benefits of being part of the circle? Presented by USR Circle, Co-Chair Molly Bullington 

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.           REFRESHMENTS

2:00 – 3:20 p.m.           SESSION III: MURACE RESOURCES

  • COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (CUR) MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - Meet your CUR Councilors and find out what they do, CUR faculty services and opportunities, and CUR student opportunities.  Presented by CUR Councilor, Health Science, Dr. Kelly Massey
  • FUNDING - Where are they (internal and external)? How do I know if my students are eligible? How to produce a successful GC Summer Student Research grant? Presented by Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, Director Robin Lewis
  • INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) - How can I get through the IRB processes in time for my students to present at a conference? Presented by IRB Chair, Dr. Sallie Coke
  • LIBRARY RESOURCES - What help comes from the library? Presented by Digital Archivist Holly Croft


  • SHARE YOUR MURACE THOUGHTS, NEEDS, OPPORTUNITIES, WISHLIST, ETC.  Guided by: Associate Provost Dr. Jordan Cofer,  MURACE Faculty Coordinator Dr. Doreen (Dee) Sams, and CUR Councilors Dr. Hasitha Mahabaduge and Dr. Kelly Massey



 See Dr. Doreen (Dee) Sams at the table in the back of the room