QUEENSUSCINAPSE

UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE CASE COMPETITION

What we're up to

Registration for USCC 2017-18 is now open! Join our mailing list for important updates on the competition! Our first info session will also be happening later this month. Stay tuned for more details by subscribing to our mailing list!

  • about the competition

    The Undergraduate Science Case Competition (USCC) is designed to bring applicable, real-world education (read: not memorizing and regurgitating textbooks) to undergraduate students. Although the cases themselves are science-based, we encourage students from ALL disciplines to participate - the problem can be approached from many different angles including computer science, math, or social science!


    HOW IT WORKS:

    - Registration ends Oct 31st.
    - The specific case will revealed November 1st.
    - In teams of 2-4, write a proposal for the case to be submitted online by November 20th.
    - Top scoring teams will proceed to the conference held at uOttawa in March (date TBD) to compete against other universities.

  • about the team

    We're here to help get your project up and running!

    Co-chair - Shannon Edie
    Co-chair - Jesse Wolfsohn
    Finance - Jocelyn Lee
    Fundraising - Hannah Taylor
    Logistics - Peter Hall & Michael Luo
    Marketing - Kay Wu
    Provincial Liaison - Jen Manley
    Secretary - Andrew Grebenisan
    Events - Chiara Gottheil
    Third Year Rep - Brittany Boyd
    Third Year Rep - Leah Lindy


OUR UPCOMING and past EVENTSHOVER OVER IMAGES FOR DETAILS

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    An introduction to the club,
    competition, and sign-up process.
    FREE PIZZA will be provided!

    major info session

    September 28th, 2017
    7 p.m. BIOSCIENCES COMPLEX 1102

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    Queen's U professor Dr. Charles Graham will be
    coming in to talk about how to get started in your
    research project.

    PROF TALK: HOW TO START RESEARCHING

    Dr. Charles Graham
    October 27th, 2016
    7-8 p.m. BIOSCIENCES COMPLEX 1102

    THIS EVENT HAS CONCLUDED

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    Now that you've got an idea (or two), it's
    time to get cracking on the write-up.
    Valerie Ashford will be sharing her expertise
    in writing proposals. A good idea's
    nothing if it's not expressed well!

    LIBRARY TALK: WRITING A PROPOSAL

    Valerie Ashford
    November 7th, 2016
    7 p.m. QLC SPEAKER'S CORNER

    THIS EVENT HAS CONCLUDED

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    Now that we're nearing the end of the
    competition, it might be a good idea to get some
    help with refining your submission. Peers and
    USCC members will be present at this informal
    help session to give some feedback about your
    idea and proposal. Walk-ins are welcome!

    INFORMAL HELP SESSION

    Idea bouncing and peer help
    November 13th, 2016
    1-4 p.m. DOUGLAS LIBRARY 405

    THIS EVENT HAS CONCLUDED

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    Calling all global health enthusiasts! Dr.
    Anne Croy and Dr. Ernesto Figueiró-Filho
    will be having a discussion about this year's
    topic: the Zika virus! Come learn about what
    it's like to work with babies in Brazil firsthand,
    and the obstacles we face in tackling this
    global health issue.
    Absolutely everyone is welcome to attend!

    ZIKA TALK: OPEN DISCUSSION

    Dr. Anne Croy and Dr. Ernesto Filgueiró-Filho
    November 16th, 2016
    7-9 p.m. STIRLING HALL B

    THIS EVENT HAS CONCLUDED

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    Thinking of what to do after graduation?
    Come listen to students and profs alike
    as they spill the beans about what they did with
    their degrees. Networking session included!

    ft. Hollenstein, Petitjean, Walker, and
    many more! Register through our
    Facebook event!

    CAREERS UNCOVERED

    Queen's professors and students
    March 25th, 2017
    1 p.m. BOTTERELL HALL B139

    THIS EVENT HAS CONCLUDED

why join uscc?

opportunities

Labs in hospitals and universities recognize the achievement of competition winners. They prioritize them for research opportunities, and having prior experience is a definite asset. In addition to research institutions, our partnering corporations may provide internship or job opportunities to past competition winners.

connections

Connect with capable and like-minded peers, and learn from some of the most prestigious researchers. The competition brings together some of the brightest (and sometimes most quirky) minds across the province to engage in scientific dialogue.

prizes

Win a series of cash and book prizes provided by universities and educational companies. Each finalist who comes to Western for the provincial round will be awarded the Certificate of Merit, and the top teams of the provincial competition are awarded medallions signifying their achievement.

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queen's university

Kingston, ON

Email

uscc@clubs.queensu.ca