Summer Online Undergraduate Research Courses

The Office of Undergraduate Research has a series of online courses with one course for students who are interested in getting started in research. This summer may be a good time for students to prepare for locating potential research projects next year when research operations start up. There are two sections for this course. One course started this week and one will start in mid-July.

There are three other courses: two for current researchers as professional and skill development and one for those interested in searching and applying to graduate/professional school programs.

Syllabi can be found online for all courses, so you or students can review what the topics are. These courses are offered every semester.


JJ Sadler
Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Research


UGTA Opportunities for ME 365 and ME 375

ME UG Students:

I am writing to invite interested students to apply for UG Teaching Assistantship positions (UGTAs).  At the current time the only courses we are seeking UGTAs are ME 365 and ME 375.  If you have a Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or better (or are close) and a grade of “B” or higher in the course you want to TA for, then you are eligible to apply for a position.

To Apply

To apply go to the TA Portal: and submit your information by Friday (8/7/20) at 11:59pm.  We would welcome all interested students to apply.


Prof. Jones


Exclusive Invite – SKY Happiness Retreat Online

SKY Happiness Retreat

SKY Happiness Retreat is a 9-hour total well-being training offered to thousands of university students, faculty, and staff across the country. Participants gain foundational stress-management skills, develop a personal evidence-based breathing and meditation practice, learn a short personal yoga practice, and increase social connection and leadership skills. The SKY Happiness Retreat introduces SKY Meditation, an evidence-based meditation practice integrated with breath work that can significantly increase one’s well-being and calmness, and significantly reduces anxiety and stress markers. The course features interactive group processes, experiential learning, emotional intelligence training, breath-work, yoga, and evidence-based meditation. It’s one of the coolest places to connect with yourself, make awesome friends, and, most importantly, have fun!

We’re happy to share that the program fee for the SKY Happiness Retreat is fully funded for current students.  There are limited spots available for this retreat. Availability is first-come-first-serve and requires attendance to all sessions. Details for non-students can be found on the application.

Location: Online via Zoom 🙂

– June 27 & 28 (Sat & Sun): 12:00pm-3:00pm EST 
– June 29 (Mon): 7:00pm-10:00pm EST

Apply here: