Given the circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we understand there may be questions regarding various aspects of undergraduate research taking place in the Honors College. We encourage students to do what they can to stay involved and engaged, and we hope the FAQs below provide some clarity.
Students with university assistantships are advised to contact their advisor and determine whether they can continue their work from a distance. (Students may not engage in any research that requires face-to-face contact with their supervisor, other members of the university community or the public.) Honors Adviser Emily Buis will email all students currently engaged in an assistantship, as well as faculty mentors and departmental business managers.
There are still options available to you. They include:
- Present at GSURC virtually
- Submit a draft GSURC proposal (If you decided not to participate this year in GSURC or had planned to volunteer in person, you may submit a draft proposal of what you are currently working on, as if you were to present at GSURC in the future.)
- Start and/or apply to a national award with the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships
We advise students to contact their thesis advisor and discuss options for completing their projects. If you have specific questions regarding your honors thesis, you may contact Dr. Marise Parent, Faculty Associate for Research & Thesis.
The Honors College is exploring ways to make GSURC and the Thesis Pitch possible as virtual events. Once infrastructure and details are in place, the Honors College will communicate to involved students, faculty and staff directly. In the meantime, questions may be directed to email@example.com. We are monitoring this email box and we will respond to your questions. Please understand that we may not be able to answer all of your questions but we will try our best.