Tweet during Undergraduate Research Week!

Undergraduate researchers - this announcement is for you!

The House of Representatives has declared the week of April 11, 2011, as Undergraduate Research Week! The Council on Undergraduate Research is hosting several seminars and activities during the week. The Geoscience Division of CUR, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is also going to join in the celebration by hosting a virtual conversation with social media!

From Monday, April 11, through Friday, April 15, we are asking undergraduate students engaged in geoscience/geography research to tweet about their work via Twitter!  Twitter allows a user to post in 140 characters or less a description about... well, anything! We would like students to tweet about their research topic, their joys/frustration of their work, meeting with faculty mentors, etc. Tweet about how excited you are about just starting your research, or how you want to pull your hair out as you finish your senior thesis.

No Twitter account? Not to worry! You can ask your college/university to tweet on your behalf from the school's account. Or you can complete the form below, and we'll post your tweet on our GeoCUR Twitter page. We request that all tweets end with the hashtag #geocur11 so we can pull all the tweets together for display. If you want to include a URL in your tweet back to your department website or to an article about your work, we recommend using to shorten your URL for the tweet.

Here are some sample tweets:

I've finally figured out how to plot this stable isotope data in Excel! Watch out Florida reefs, I'll figure out your history yet! #geocur11

Presenting my lake research @Middlebury student symposium this week - first time giving a poster! Wish me luck! #geocur11

Just finished a meeting with Dr. Z to plan my summer fieldwork on the Delaware coastline - Cape Henlopen and human impacts. #geocur11

@PSUBrandywine Mapping w/GPS and Google Earth at Tyler Arboretum: #geocur11

Defending my senior thesis on structural features in Glacier National Park in 9 days! Advice to others - START WRITING EARLY!  #geocur11

Check out how I'm using Google Earth to help high school teachers get students engaged with nonfiction books! #geocur11

Again, please use the hashtag #geocur11 and tweet about ANYTHING relating to your undergraduate research experience!  Let's have a national (even international!) conversation by undergraduates during this week of celebration.  You may tweet more than once.

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