2020-21 URA COMMITTEE
Matthew Lehnert (chair)
Ten-week undergraduate research assistantships held during the spring, summer or fall semester are intended for Kent State Stark students contemplating advanced study or for those who have already completed significant coursework in a discipline or interdisciplinary field of study. URAs assist faculty members in their academic and professional research. Typically, this involves contributing to the development of research study or assisting in the preparation of an article or conference presentation. Specific duties are arranged between the URA and the professor paired through this program. Students will hone their scholarly skills, acquire expertise, and gain new perspectives on the work of research. Fundamentally, the goal of the URA program is to offer students research-oriented learning opportunities.
Number of Hours Per Week: Variable (5 to 10)
Compensation: $10 per hour (upon approval)
Late applications will not be considered.
The summer 2021 URA program will run for ten weeks from June 7 through Aug. 13. Registration in summer 2021 classes is not required, but to be eligible, a student must be registered for at least 6 hours in the fall 2021 semester.
Faculty-student pairs interested in applying should use the forms below. Applications must be submitted jointly.
After completion of the URA, recipients (both faculty and students) should provide the committee and the Kent State Stark administration with a thorough and detailed report of activities performed, skills attained and developed, and tangible products (published works, creative works and performances, presentations, and grants) resulting from the URA activity. To help with this, students are asked to keep a journal of their activities and skills gained and used throughout the assistantship.