Student Research Grant Program Details

  • Undergraduate Call for Proposals (UGR)
    • No longer accepting applications deadline to apply was 10/3/14 by 5:00 PM
  • Graduate Research Grant Program (GR)
    • Award funding will be split between semesters
    • Fall - Accepting Application 9/2/14 thru 12/1/14
    • Spring - Accepting Application 1/20/15 thru 4/20/15
    • Proposals will be accepted until the available funding per semester has been awarded.  

Minds@Work Conference

  • April 21, 2015 - Save the date!
  • Registration Deadline Monday, February 23, 2015 at 4 PM.
  • Formerly the Celebration of Student Research

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Research Grants 

Institute for Public Service
Old Main 202
Phone: (717) 477-1251
FAX: (717) 477-4053

General Information 

Dr. Marc Renault
SU Council on Student Research
MCT 287
Phone: (717) 477-1234

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                                   Minds@Work Conference:

      Celebrating Student Research, Scholarship, and Creativity 

                                                                 April 21, 2015

                                                            2:00-8:30 PM CUB

Our annual conference (formerly the Celebration of Student Research) showcases the many exciting and innovative activities that take place on our campus. Undergraduate and graduate students alike from all disciplines present their research and creative work.  From the sciences and humanities, to business, creative arts, and human services, the conference celebrates students' achievements.  Last year over 400 students participated in the conference with posters, oral presentations, panel discussions, and works of art. 

 2015 Conference Information - 

Keynote Speaker -

Black Holes: Songs from Space

Janna Levin; Cosmologist and Author

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ~ 7:30 PM at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center

This year we are partnering with the Kirkland/Spizuoco Memorial Science Lecture

Janna Levin is changing the way we understand the cosmos. She brings originality, lucidity—and even poetry—to one of humanity’s oldest sciences. On stage, Levin expands on her mind-bending yet concrete ideas. From black holes to creativity, to the union of art and science, she shows audiences just how far science has come—and where it’s headed.

Levin is a gifted young cosmologist whose debut book, How the Universe Got Its Spots, fuses geometry, topology, chaos, and string theory to show how the pattern of hot and cold spots left over from the big bang may one day help reveal the true size and shape of the universe. Meanwhile her latest book, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, bridges fiction and nonfiction to tell a strange story of coded secrets, psychotic delusions, mathematical truth, and age-old lies. She re-opens the long dormant questions we all have about the nature of reality and makes cutting edge science accessible to anyone willing to expand their mind.

A professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University, Levin was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2012. Her scientific research concerns the early universe, chaos, and black holes. Her book A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers which “honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work … represents distinguished literary achievement.” It also was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award for “a distinguished book of first fiction.”

Levin has worked at the Center for Particle Astrophysics (CfPA) at UC Berkeley, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at Cambridge University, and the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing at Oxford University, where she won an award from the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and Arts. Levin holds a BA in physics and astronomy from Barnard College with a concentration in philosophy, and a PhD from MIT in physics.

Book signing to follow. THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Conference Registration Information:

  • Registration is now closed.

  • There is no cost to present and no cost to attend.

Student Registration Form -  Students can sign up to present a poster, deliver an oral presentation, or present a work of art. If you are signing up to deliver an oral presentation, you should first check with your department to see if they are organizing a session for students speakers.

Faculty Registration Form -  A faculty member can organize a session of student presenters. Faculty have wide flexibility in the type of session they can organize.

Past Conference Programs: 

2014 Celebration of Student Research Conference Program

2013 Celebration of Student Research Conference Program  

2012 Celebration of Student Research Conference Program




We are glad to address any questions you have or to provide assistance with the conference. Please call the Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs at 477-1251 or e-mail the office at psbuch@ship.edu.  Please return to this site for periodic updates on the conference.