President's Report Masthead
June 30, 2013

EOP research partnership

Ten Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) sophomore students will participate in the Independent Undergraduate Research in the Humanities (IURH) program in fall 2013, successfully piloted in fall 2012, and co-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) with EOP. Six EOP students participated in the IURH pilot.

To be eligible for the IURH Sophomore Semester:
    • A student must have sophomore standing during the IURH semester, though exceptions will be made in special cases.
    • The student must either already have declared or be interested in pursuing a Harpur college major in the arts, humanities, social sciences or fitting interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary program.
    • The student should be serious about pursuing research and writing in a seminar format.

During the IURH Sophomore Semester, the students will:
    • Be registered for HARP 279 (Sophomore Seminar: Humanities) as well as a one-credit independent study with a faculty mentor.
    • Meet once a week in the HARP 279 seminar with the other IURH Sophomore Semester students to discuss research, learn about the ethics of research and the importance of a multi/interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to one’s own work, develop a research agenda for the semester and write a research paper.
    • Meet with a faculty mentor as needed for their own research.
    • Present their research in a poster board session at the end of the semester.

Candidates for the IUHR Sophomore Semester are recommended to IASH by EOP.

Students completing an IURH Semester (sophomore or junior) will receive a certificate as well as a $350 scholarship that will be applied toward tuition or/and books during the following semester or year of their studies at Binghamton University. Faculty mentors receive a small research allowance.