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Middlebury Summer Research Showcased at Symposium

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — “Happy cows give more – and better quality – milk” was the surprising opening thought from several students who presented their research at the annual Summer Symposium for undergraduate research on July 30 at Bicentennial Hall. The eight students, all part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) innovation project, had developed […]

The personal essay: pitfalls and tips to get started

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This is the first of a few posts about writing the personal essay for your fellowship application.  These comments are most germane to the personal essay, as opposed to the project proposal or other more focused questions.  I’ll talk about those in a separate post.  These comments are geared toward those amorphous intellectual autobiography kinds […]

Letters of Recommendation

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Excellent letters of recommendation are critical for successful fellowship applications.  I can’t stress this enough; without strong letters, you will not win a fellowship or scholarship.  The readers of fellowship applications depend on these letters to give a fair evaluation of your achievement and your potential in the context of their professional experience.  I once […]

Summer Research Symposium: Join the fun by presenting or attending

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Summer Research Symposium Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2 pm Bicentennial Great Hall Includes a poster session with refreshments. The entire campus community is invited to attend. To participate in the symposium presenters must submit an abstract by Thursday, July 23, 2015 by emailing the application to uro@middlebury.edu. See go/summer for more information.

Summer Research Program Luncheons

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Sign up for this summer’s lunch and learn opportunities: Research Luncheon: Marketing Your Research Skills Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12 pm Bicentennial Great Hall Grab lunch in the great hall (if you signed up) and then move into 216 (STEM) and 220 (arts, humanities and social sciences). Presentations by the Center for Careers and […]

Deadline for the Kellogg Fellowship Friday, March 20

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The deadline approaches! If you plan to apply for the Kellogg Fellowship–supporting senior work in the humanities and areas of humanistic study–send your application materials to uro@middlebury.edu by end of day on Friday! Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to uro@middlebury.edu. The fellowship of $5,000 can support both summer and 2015-16 academic year research […]

Spring Student Symposium- Application Deadline is Feb. 27

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web_graphicStudents from all four years and in all departments and programs can participate. Eligible projects include: research in a class, independently, or through an internship or reading, showing, or performing creative work. Projects are presented in a poster/display or oral format, encourage students to apply to present their academic work! Applications must include a project description (200 words) that has been approved by a faculty or staff sponsor. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.

The 2015 Spring Student Symposium will begin in the Mahaney Center for the Arts on Thursday night, April 9 with a keynote talk by Kevin Murungi ’01, the Director of Human Rights and Foreign Policy at Global Kids, followed by a reception and student presentations. The Symposium continues all day Friday, April 10 with presentations of student work in McCardell Bicentennial Hall.

More information and the application are available at the Undergraduate Research website at go/sym.

Join us in celebrating the diversity of a Middlebury education!

The Spring Student Symposium Planning Committee

…the Symposium encapsulates Middlebury at its best. It was valuable for me to prepare and then present in a professional setting. An equally valuable component of the Symposium is how it celebrates students work. I am grateful that Middlebury has put time, energy and thought into a creating a day that celebrates all that goes on here– much of which could go unseen and unheard. — 2014 Symposium Participant