FRC News

Family Resiliency Center Now Enrolling Students in Undergraduate Research Courses for Fall 2010

5/1/2010  8:00 am

The Family Resiliency Center is offering two Supervised Undergraduate Research Courses next year, one for the STRONG Kids Program and one for our Food and Family Program. We are currently recruiting students who will have Junior or Senior standing in the Fall ’10 to enroll in these courses. Students may enroll in up to 3 hours of credit for these courses.

The purpose of these two-semester year-long supervised research courses is to provide students with a first-hand experience working as part of a research team as well as to help them develop a working knowledge of the theory and applications of trans-disciplinary research used to guide the specific research program. Students will:

  • Be provided with an overview of the Research Program issues;
  • Develop oral and written communication skills; data management skills; team building skills; critical thinking skills; and professional work environment skills;
  • Be trained in mixed methods relevant to factors that contribute to child and family health;
  • Identify opportunities and barriers in transdisciplinary team work;
  • Prepare a scientific presentation that reflects the students' knowledge of transdisciplinary science gained through working on one of the program subprojects. The presentation will be given at a scientific conference held in the Spring 2011.

Additional information about these research courses, as well as a downloadable application can be found at: http://go.illinois.edu/frcstudents.