Research opportunities abound at Northern, as well as important programs that reward and encourage research and scholarly activities. Students are involved in a wide variety of scholarly activities, and often do so with the assistance of strong faculty mentorship.
To support and encourage students' scholarly activities, the Undergraduate Research Program provides an undergraduate research forum, travel grants, and research grants each year. If you have questions about undergraduate research at Northern, please contact Dr. Andrew Russell.
NSU Undergraduate Scholarship and Activity Forum
April 21, 2021
Oral presentations late morning and early afternoon, with afternoon symposium
Keynote speaker at noon
Poster presentations and reception to follow
This forum is a venue in which Northern undergraduates can present their research or scholarly activities. For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Russell.
Details on undergraduate research and internship opportunities for current students are available on myNSU.
Because of Covid-19 precautions, the 2020 forum has been canceled.
2019 Forum awardees
First place: Madison Rutter and Shayla Steinly
"The Effects of CRISPR Cas-9 System on Progeny of Hereditary Parkinson’s Disease in C. elegans"
Mentor: Dr. Jon Mitchell
Second place: Vanisa Petriti
"Synthesis and biological evaluation of sulfonamide thiazole derivatives as antibacterial agents"
Mentors: Dr. George Nora and Dr. Jon Mitchell
First place: Matthew Mayfield
"Prevention of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Biofilms on Contact Lenses"
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Russell
Second Place: Darcy Usher
"From Country Boy to Soldier: Discovering How to Tell the Story of William H. Daly"
Mentor: Dr. Ric Dias
Undergraduate Travel Grants
Since undergraduate research is vital to Northern, NSU's Undergraduate Travel Grant Program supports students who travel to conferences to present their research. Travel grants are available throughout the academic year. Current NSU students will find more information on myNSU.
The NSU Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant program is for eligible undergraduate students, who are welcome to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 to support their independent research project. The research project can be part of a student's honors thesis or related in some other way to his or her course of study. The money can be used for expenses such as travel, materials/supplies or publication.