Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards
In an effort to encourage undergraduates to engage in
research activity, the Provost's Undergraduate Research
Awards program was initiated in 1993. The program was
founded on the belief that involvement in research not only
enhances a student's learning experience but helps develop
important skills in proposal writing, obtaining research
funding, carrying out a project and reporting the
Hundreds of students have since participated in
projects embracing topics as diverse as archaeology, art
history, gene development and techno-pop music.
The research is performed in either the summer or the
fall, and any freshman, sophomore or junior in Arts and
Sciences, Engineering, Nursing or Peabody is eligible to
apply for the awards, which are granted in amounts of up to
$3,000 with the option of conducting the research for
academic credit. The Hodson Trust has donated funding for
Applications for summer proposals are due by noon on
March 4, and for fall by noon on April 1, in the office of
Theodore O. Poehler, vice provost for research, 276
Garland, Homewood campus. For more details, go to www.jhu.edu/pura or
B & O Railroad Museum Discount Tickets
of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs has discount
tickets available to the B&O Railroad Museum for Johns
Hopkins faculty, staff, students and retirees. Adult and
senior tickets cost $8 per person.
The museum reopened in November 2004, having been
closed for 21 months for renovations and repairs of damages
caused by the February 2003 blizzard. Visitors will find
free on-site parking, a new museum store, free train rides,
an extensive collection of locomotives and rolling stock on
a 40-acre property, a 60-foot "HO" train layout operating
inside a vintage railroad passenger coach, new outdoor
exhibition train platforms, and an expanded exhibit gallery
featuring historic railroad models, railroad china and
silver, and railroad clocks and pocket watches.
Tickets may be purchased through Faculty, Staff and
Retiree Programs by calling 410-516-6060.
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