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ORSP will host their next workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 11

ORSP Fall Speaker Series on Faculty Productivity

October 05, 2017

Last Friday brought an impressive group of faculty writers and researchers together for a day of workshops focused on building productivity. In sessions on Planning for a Productive Year and Juggling Multiple Projects, speaker Katie Linder, from Oregon State University, elicited lively conversation around the tools attendees use to stay organized and offered insights into planning regimens that optimize for daily energy levels and maximum accountability. For those who are intent on making meaningful progress in your research this year, please join ORSP and Emerson Library staff for a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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Fall RAD conference to take place Dec. 15

Call for Submissions: Research Across Disciplines (RAD) Conference Fall 2017

October 04, 2017

The submission period is now open for Webster’s Fall 2017 Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference, to be held Friday, Dec. 15 in Browning Hall and the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves main campus, with opportunities for extended campus and online students to participate remotely. Submissions are being accepted now through Nov. 3.

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Deadlines are approaching for research involving human subjects

IRB Submission Deadlines for Research Involving Human Subjects

September 19, 2017

Does your research involve human subjects? Prior to beginning research projects involving human subjects, all Webster faculty, students, and staff conducting this type of research must submit an application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis during each academic term. Applications that do not meet the deadline may not be reviewed until the next term.

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Submit proposals by Nov. 3.

Apply for a 2018-19 Faculty Research Grant

September 08, 2017

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for Faculty Research Grants for the 2018-19 academic year. The purpose of the Faculty Research Grant program is to encourage and promote faculty research and professional development. Grant applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline. Proposals that might lead to external funding are encouraged. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 3.

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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Grants, Research Opportunities and More at ORSP Open House Sept. 15

September 08, 2017

The Office of Research and Sponsored Program’s will host an Open House, Friday, Sept. 15, on the fourth floor of Loretto Hall (rooms 423 – 431). Drop in for a quick, calming break from the excitement of Homecoming to enjoy refreshments, meet ORSP staff, test drive a grant search engine or two, and chat about grant-seeking support and opportunities at Webster.

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View the presentations online from anywhere in Webster.

Fall 2017 Library Online Webinars: Research, resources, presentation tips and more

August 21, 2017

The Library is excited to announce its webinars for the fall. These online training sessions allow students and faculty of all skill levels to improve research skills and interact with a research expert. They can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and registration allows participants to view recordings if they cannot attend the live session.

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Using microphones and computer algorithms to rapidly identify and quantify bee activity could reduce the tracking costs for farmers and conservationists.

Science Professor's Bee-Tracking Research in the News

June 12, 2017

The recently published study on bee tracking co-authored by Nicole Miller-Struttman is making news across the nation, with coverage in public radio and science-focused outlets. With declines in pollinating species of bees concerning scientists, environmentalists and farmers, Miller-Struttman's research using microphones and computers to track bees provides a safer, less time-consuming and less expensive way to track and quantify bee flight activity.

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Brown-Kennerly teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences.

In the News: Undergraduate research on herbicide impact on ants

June 08, 2017

NPR affiliate St. Louis Public Radio aired a story on Webster University undergraduate research into the effects of man-made contaminants such as herbicides on the behavior of ants. The research, supervised by assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly, found that the presence of the herbicide Roundup caused Western harvester ants to stop digging. But they also found that glyphosate -- the chemical most associated with the product -- was not the culprit.

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The sounds of bumble bees as they pollinated plants were captured using Mini iPads and microphones in a bee-tracking study led by Professor Nicole Miller-Struttman

Professor Uses Microphones, iPads to Track Pollinating Bees in New Study

June 07, 2017

Webster University Biology Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann and her colleagues tracked the activity of bumble bees using microphones strategically placed in Colorado meadows and reported great success in being able to predict the bee activity and pollination services. The paper was published today in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal,

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attendees from Athans at RAD conference

Athens Students Present on Arts and Learning at RAD Conference

May 10, 2017

The twice-per-year Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference in St. Louis has grown over the past two years, expanding to provide students from any campus or online across the global network the opportunity to participate via pre-recorded presentations or live video conference presentations. This past weekend’s conference was no different, including presentations by Athens students Sally Talal and Maria Stoli.

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(Left) Elsa Fan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann and Eric Goedereis

Webster Faculty Build Research Capacity with Support from ORSP

May 09, 2017

With support from the new Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Webster University faculty members Elsa Fan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann, and Eric Goedereis traveled to Arlington, Virginia, in February to attend the 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues series. Their trip helped them interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders, and advance overall capacity in their research and research at Webster.

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Scientists will lead participants in a

Join Webster's St. Louis Bee Brigade to Track Bee Populations

May 09, 2017

Join Webster University faculty and students in science-in-action. The Department of Biological Sciences invites nature enthusiasts and concerned citizens to join the St. Louis Bee Brigade, a citizen science effort to monitor bees. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! During the St. Louis BeeBlitz at Forest Park on Saturday June 17, scientists will lead participants in a “photo survey,” during which photos are taken of every bee observed.

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Research Across Disciplines

Attend Research Across Disciplines May 5-6

April 28, 2017

Webster’s bi-annual student research conference, Research Across Disciplines (RAD), will take place Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, in the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves main campus. Over the course of the two days, 72 undergraduate and graduate students from across Webster’s global network, representing 16 academic departments, will present their projects via oral talks, posters, and creative displays.

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Students receiving these grants often go on to present their work at academic conferences .

Provost's Student/Faculty Research Grant Application Period Extended

April 26, 2017

The application period for the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program has been extended to May 3. These applications are to be for Summer/Fall 2017 projects. The program provides assistance to current undergraduate students from across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member resulting in a work product. Webster University defines research broadly and includes artistic, scholarly, and other activities fitting our variety of disciplines and majors.

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student at national conference

Webster Students Present at National Undergraduate Research Conference

April 25, 2017

Eleven students along with their faculty mentors from Webster University’s departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology attended the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Memphis, Tennessee, with each student presenting results from their several collaborative research projects.

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