May on the Dartmouth campus is marked by a series of events that celebrate undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity. Ignited by the spark of discovery, students engage in the generation of new knowledge, intellectual achievement, and artistry. These events provide opportunities for students to share the fruits of their endeavors.
Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity are interactive enterprises in which students and faculty participate. The scheduled events share the common goal of increasing an awareness of these undertakings during the year. These gatherings celebrate independent initiatives by students in collaboration with faculty, and encourage underclassmen and prospective students to pursue research and scholarship opportunities.
A selection of student profiles is available online at Celebrating Extraordinary Dartmouth Students.
As part of this year's celebration, the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research in collaboration with the President’s Office has released a new video:
The video highlights the range of student projects as well as the students’ excitement about the process of creating new knowledge. As Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Michael Mastanduno notes in the video, “At Dartmouth, I think we have a pretty simple formula for success. We take extraordinary undergraduates and we give them access to faculty members who are dedicated teachers and mentors but also leading scholars in their respective fields.”
Schedule of Events
President's Undergraduate Research Symposium
Dean of the Faculty Honors Dinner (by invitation)
The Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science Turns 15
With an editorial group of 24 undergraduates along with more than a dozen other students involved in writing, design, layout, and editing, the DUJS rivals the size of the staffs of some mainstream publications. The journal's success may be attributed in part to the guidance and counsel of an advisory board—drawn from across the campus—that includes 12 scientists, engineers and other professionals.
Its published mission statement says, "The Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science aims to increase scientific awareness within the Dartmouth community by providing an interdisciplinary forum for sharing undergraduate research and enriching scientific knowledge."
With this ambitious and admirable goal, "the 15th anniversary is centered around its global outreach and how science students at Dartmouth can impact others around the world," says Andy Zureick '13, senior adviser. "We launched our International Science Essay Contest for high school students last year, and received over 80 submissions from 20 countries during Fall 2012. The DUJS also has expanded its readership, now distributing to over 20 universities and several countries overseas, including Tsinghua University in Beijing."
DUJS says it welcomes submissions from any undergraduate with an enthusiasm for science and writing. To learn more, stop by the journal's display table at the Wetterhahn Undergraduate Science Poster Symposium.