EUReka! Courses (Experiences in Undergraduate Research) offer students the opportunity to experience the excitement of discovery early in their academic career and to begin building a relationship with a faculty mentor. EUReka classes are offered in disciplines and departments from across the university. In a EUReka course, students might find themselves exploring how mathematical modeling can be used to solve community health problems; interviewing contemporary composers about their creative processes; recovering the history of Kansas City in local archives; analyzing genes and their protein products; or investigating the digital literacy practices of campus groups. Faculty and staff are welcome to encourage student interest and enrollment in these courses.
Additionally, faculty at all levels and in all disciplines may propose new EUReka courses or revisions to current courses. Strategic investment funding from the UM-System is currently providing faculty stipends for faculty engaging in the work of creating EUReka experiences for first- and second-year students. You can download the EUReka CFP and application here with full details. The deadline for proposals is September 11, 2015. Questions about EUReka course offerings or proposals can be directed to Dr. Jane Greer, UMKC’s Director of Undergraduate Research.
EUReka Classes for Fall 2015
- Honors 215: Researching Kansas City: Dr. Henri Wood (MWF 11:00 to 11:50)
- Math 216: Biomath I: Calculus & Modeling: Dr. Majid Bani Yaghoub (T/Thu 2:00 to 3:40)
- UPD 260: History of Planning & Urban Design: Dr. Stephanie Frank (T/Th 10:00 to 11:15)
EUReka Classes for Spring 2016
(pending scheduling approvals)
- Biology 125L: Guided Research–Len Dobens
- English 123: True Lives–Dr. Jane Greer
- Discourse II–Prof. Sheila Honig
- Musicianship IV–Dr. David Thurmaier
- Political Science 221: Comparative Politics–Dr. Leiter
-Dr. Jane Greer, Director of Undergraduate Research