The second meeting of the Spring Semester 2001 for the Undergraduate Research Committee
began at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 19.

Present: Carl Foster, Anne Galbraith, Bill Gresens, Colleen Miron, Aaron Monte, Rick Rodrick, and Chia-Chen Yu.

Rick brought the meeting to order and announced that two of the committee members have trouble making the 530 meeting time. He will send out an e-mail to all of the members to have them send updated schedules so that we can find a better time.

Rick and Bill presented another roundtable on February 15 that focused on the UR grants. About 5-6 students attended. Rick received a good idea from a colleague that URC members should speak at a meeting of the Golden Key in the fall to receive more publicity.

Bill reported that 31 students and 7 faculty are going to NCUR in Lexington, KY. In addition, 34 students and 3-4 faculty will attend the UW-Symposium in Eau Claire representing all colleges except CBA. Bill then distributed among the committee members a spreadsheet showing the university's financial support of undergraduate research over the past four years. This information will be brought to the Student Senate with regard to the differential tuition issue.

Aaron reported that the Student Campaign is underway and the students from Doug Swanson's course have submitted a proposal that includes the types of publicity they will be trying to do for undergraduate research on campus ("UR PR").

Bill has five rooms reserved for April 6 that can be used for oral presentations. Angel Miller is the contact person in the Involvement Center and will begin coming to meetings soon. Rick contacted the chairs of art, music, and theater about coordinating student events in their departments with the week of April 6. He heard back that there is a student art exhibit in the gallery from March 29-April 14 and Rick will see about doing some co-promoting with them.

The brochure design was discussed and comments were given to Aaron to use to modify and bring back a revised version.

Three SAH students were selected to present posters on Capitol Hill through CUR. Only about 60 students are selected nationwide, so this is a BIG DEAL.  The committee discussed the fact that this should be publicized widely.

Meeting ended at 6:20 p.m.
Submitted Monday, February 20, 2001 by Anne M. Galbraith.