On Thursday, March 7, 2013, I will be hosting a Researcher-in-Residence session at the invitation of the University of Alberta Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI). Please drop by between 10:30 am and 12:20 pm, in 2-701 Student Union Building (SUB). There will be free coffee, free cookies, and free advice about how, when and why to get started in research.
The URI is a great program for both faculty and students. For instance, I’ve been able to hire six research assistants through the URI since January, and I’m always interested in hearing from students who might want to do research. I’m also available to supervise undergraduate students interested in applying for the URI’s Undergraduate Researcher Stipend, and whose research projects intersect with my own interests.
If this might be of interest to you, I am currently working on projects regarding shale gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing patents, multinational divestitures, social benefit corporations, climate change, nuclear power plants, altmetrics, and organizational codes of conduct. Students with diverse skills sets are needed, including statistics, geology, petroleum engineering, computer science, internet and graphic design, filmmaking, environmental science, library science, geographical information systems, anthropology, econometrics, sociology, and many others.