News & Events

Fall 2014 Workshops

Getting Started in Research Series

  • Tuesday, September 16 @ 4 p.m. in 102 MacVicar
    Discovering your Field – How to Become a Student Researcher
    Presented by Dr. Kelly Bonnar, Director of the Center for Student Research

    If you are interested in starting a research project or curious about the process, this workshop is the place to start! Learn more about opportunities available for student research at SUNY Potsdam.

  • Tuesday, October 21 @ 4 p.m. in 102 MacVicar
    Your Perfect Match – Finding Mentors for Student Research

    Presented by Dr. Kelly Bonnar, Director of the Center for Student Research

    Have a research question you want to explore? Want to work on a research project with you professor?  We can help at this workshop about finding and working with a faculty mentor.

Developing Research Skills Series

  • Tuesday, September 23 @ 4 p.m., Library Classroom (Crumb 107)
    Innovative Techniques for Efficient Online Research

    Presented by Nancy Alzo, Campus Libraries

    Students today can find more information from more sources than ever before.The College Libraries provide access to academic information in hundreds of databases from dozens of vendors. This workshop focuses on how to use the various vendor platforms to your advantage – from building search strategies to saving results and sharing information – all designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your research.

  • Tuesday, September 30 @ 4 p.m., 102 MacVicar
    Building a Research Project – Where do I Start?

    Presented by Dr. Kelly Bonnar, Director of the Center for Student Research

    Students will learn how to move from an interest to a workable idea and testable research question.

  • Wednesday, October 8 @ 6 p.m., Kellas 102
    Is that Plagiarism? A Student's Guide to Citation, Resources and Honor in Writing

    Presented by Jennifer Mitchell, Director of the College Writing Center

  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ Noon - 1 p.m., Library Classroom (Crumb 107)
    Ethics in Research: Tips for making it through the IRB

    Presented by Johanne Sullivan, IRB Chair

    For students and faculty conducting research with human subjects.

Undergraduate Research Funding at SUNY Potsdam

  • Thursday, October 30 @ 4 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 18 @ 4 p.m.
    Kilmer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Application Made Easy
    Presented by
    Kelly Bonnar, Director of the Center for Student Research

  • Become a Student Research Mentor
    Tuesday, December 2 @ 4: p.m., 102 MacVicar
    Info Session

Become a Student Research Mentor

  • Tuesday, December 2 @ 4 p.m., 102 MacVicar
    Info Session

For more information about these workshops or other opportunities available at the CSR, please email, call x2051, or stop by 102 MacVicar Hall. You can also visit our website!

Frederick B. Kilmer Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients

Summer 2014

  • Amanda Blackburn, Biology, Faculty mentor: Dr. Glenn Johnson
  • Kate Grisi, Geology, Faculty mentor: Dr. Michael Rygel
  • Charlotte Klatt, Anthropology, Faculty mentor:  Dr. Karen Johnson-Weiner
  • Michelle Marks, Modern Languages, Faculty mentor: Dr. Lora Lunt
  • Daniel Mertzlufft, Music, Faculty mentor: Professor Donald George
  • Kaylie Streit, Music, Dr. Sarah Hersh

Spring 2014

  • Kristara Bly, Archaeology, Mentor: Dr. Kruczek-Aron
  • Stephanie Bub, Politics, Mentor: Dr. Hinkley
  • Alissa Hitchman, Business Administration, Mentor: Dr. Hossain
  • David Matthews, Biology, Mentor: Dr. Trybula
  • Cassandra McNitt, Biology, Mentor: Dr. Trybula
  • Stephanie Petty, Archaeological Studies, Mentor: Dr. Kruczek-Aron
  • Susan Rosello, Theatre & Dance, Mentor: Dr. Sussman
  • Michael Reynolds, Biology, Mentor: Dr. Johnson
  • William Zeno, Music Education, Mentor: Dr. George

In the News

Two students, Veronica Lavia and Eric Martell, with Professor Donald George, traveled to Albany to present their undergraduate research at the SUNY Innovative Exploration Forum held on April 1st, 2014. Veronica Lavia is a Kilmer Undergraduate Research Apprentice and Eric Martel is a Presidential Scholar. More information about their experience can be found online.

Six SUNY Potsdam Students will present at the Upstate NY Undergraduate Research Conference, Fall 2013, St. Lawrence University

  • Robert Hinkley (mentor), Phillip Paige (student)
  • Kelly Bonnar (mentor), Jessica Helfter (student)
  • Lora Lunt (mentor), Chelsey Smith (student)
  • Donald George (mentor), Veronica Lavia (student)
  • William Romney (mentor), Magenta Miller, Mark Seiling, Robert Curtis (students)
Congratulations students and mentors!