Skip to main content
Intellect

ORCA offers poster-making, grant-writing workshops Sept. 26-29

Brigham Young University’s Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) offers $1,500 grants to help undergraduate students team up with a faculty mentor. Students may either design their own project or work on a professor’s ongoing research.

To help students with their applications, ORCA is hosting several events:

  1. There will be a student poster session Sept. 26-27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and noon to 2 p.m. This will be a poster session with select students from last year’s pool of ORCA awardees who’ve had successful projects. They will be displaying their projects and will be there to talk with other students about their mentored research experience firsthand.  This is geared towards prospective ORCA applicants, but all students are encouraged to come and see what sort of creative work is taking place around campus.  This event will be held at booths surrounding the WSC Terrace.
  2. Proposal writing workshops will take place in the Varsity Theater Sept. 28-29 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is a free workshop for undergraduate students interested in applying for an ORCA grant.  In order to register, students need to email byu_mentoring@byu.edu and indicate which session they would like to attend.  There will be time for questions and answers after the instruction.  Content presented at all four workshops will be the same.

Student ORCA applications are due online by midnight Oct. 28.  For more information, visit orca.byu.edu.  

Writer: Melissa Connor

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

BYU researchers play central role in state's approval of drought-resistant grass in Utah

July 17, 2024
In the midst of a sweltering heat wave, the state of Utah this week approved a type of grass that will have a critical impact on future water conservation — and a couple of BYU professors (and their students) have been a key part in making it happen.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

It's not rocket science... it's rocket engineering: BYU's Rocketry Team wins big again

July 11, 2024
The BYU Rocketry Team and their Utah-inspired rocket named “Alta” got on the podium three times, earning two first prizes and a second-place finish at the 2024 Spaceport America Cup.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU study reveals fireworks’ impact on air quality

July 01, 2024
Fireworks' dazzling displays bring hidden dangers to Wasatch Front air.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=