Value-added Education, Exceptional Experiences
The Bumpers College Honors Program is designed for undergraduate students who want to experience the satisfaction of completing creative projects or research aimed at discovering new knowledge in close association with faculty mentors.
• February 3 - Bumpers College Study Abroad Grants Application Deadline (see http://bumperscollege.uark.edu/internationalprograms/6439.php)
• February 15 - Bumpers College Scholarship Application Deadline (see http://bumperscollege.uark.edu/39.php)
• March 31 (approximately) - Honors College Research Grant Proposal Deadline for summer 2014, Fall 2014 or Academic Year 2014/2015 (see http://honorscollege.uark.edu/98.php)
• March 31 (approximately) - Bumpers College Undergraduate Research/Project Proposal Deadline (see http://bumperscollege.uark.edu/honors/index.php)
• March 10-31 - Advising for Priority Registration for Spring 2014 intersession, Summer 2014, and Fall 2014 terms
• April 1-12 - Priority Registration. Honors students should enroll in an Honors course each semester. Juniors and Seniors need to enroll in AFLS 400vH Honors Capstone Project/Thesis hours by the completion of 90 hours
• April 3 - Bumpers Distinguished Lecture. Ms. Jo Luck (see http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/laureates/2010_laureate_video/)
• April 14-25 - Honors Capstone Project/Thesis Presentations and defenses.
• April 15 - Deadline for nominations for Outstanding Honors Project/Thesis
• April 28-May 1 - Presentation of Outstanding Honors Project/Thesis Competition
• May 1 - Deadline for submission of Honors Capstone Project/Thesis for graduation
• May 2 - Submission Deadline for DISCOVERY, the Undergraduate Research Journal of Bumpers College
(see http://arkansasagnews.uark.edu/397.htm )
• May 9 - Bumpers College Honors Program Graduate Recognition Reception, Ella’s in Carnall Hall. 3:30-5 p.m.
Undergraduate research and creative activity is a capstone to quality educational experiences and critical to developing students as future leaders. Students who participate in quality undergraduate research and creative project experiences will be better prepared for careers and more competitive in the next steps of their academic or professional career. This letter outlines three opportunities that are available for undergraduate capstone and honors project/thesis funding.
Students may concurrently receive grants from the Bumpers College, the Honors College or SURF sources and are encouraged to apply for all sources of funding to complete their projects.
Undergraduate research and creative activity enhances the educational experience and improves student learning, and marketability for careers and professional schools. Students and their faculty advisors/mentors are encouraged to participate in these undergraduate capstone and honors grants programs supporting student inquiry and development. We look forward to your submissions.
Curt R. Rom,
Department of Horticulture
316 Plant Science Bldg.
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Voice: (479) 575-7434
Fax: (479) 575-8619