Announcements

Dear URNCST Journal Readers and Contributors,

At the request of a number of students and in light of exam season preparation across most universities, we are extending the call for abstracts for the URNCST Journal Mentored Paper Competition to Tuesday, December 01, 2020 @ 11:59pm. Please note that we have already received a large number of submissions, so this will be the only extension applied and the call for submissions will close after this date/time.

To submit an abstract and learn more, please visit: https://www.urncst.com/index.php/urncst/mentored_paper

On behalf of the URNCST Journal team, we look forward to receiving your submission!

Be safe and stay well,

Jeremy Ng, MSc, PhD Candidate

Editor-in-Chief

Undergraduate Research in Natural and Clinical

Science and Technology (URNCST) Journal

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Dear URNCST Journal Readers and Contributors,

I hope this email finds you all well! My name is Jeremy Y. Ng and I am the Editor of the URNCST Journal. In an effort to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to contribute to STEM research literature, we have established our novel Mentored Paper Initiative. Students that have been selected will have the opportunity to be partnered with a graduate student as they write a paper that is of publishable quality in the URNCST Journal. The topic of the paper will be in the graduate student’s area of expertise to allow them to more effectively guide the students throughout the writing process. Students will be mentored from the design stage to write up, and the final paper will be peer-reviewed by another graduate student, to allow the students to experience external-feedback. This opportunity provides undergraduate students the chance to improve their scientific writing skills and go through the entire process of writing an academic paper, while working under the supervision of a graduate student.

In our first cohort that took place during Summer 2020, we had an outstanding volume of submissions totalling near 100 abstracts, a competitive fraction of whom were paired with a graduate student mentor and wrote a manuscript. Many of these manuscripts are undergoing peer-review as we speak and we expect that the first ones will be published in just a few weeks! With the success that this program has garnered, we anticipate that this second round will be no different and invite YOU to submit an abstract before the deadline closes on November 27th, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

To submit an abstract and learn more, please visit: https://www.urncst.com/index.php/urncst/mentored_paper

On behalf of the URNCST Journal team, we look forward to receiving your submission!

Be safe and stay well,

Jeremy Ng, MSc, PhD Candidate

Editor-in-Chief

Undergraduate Research in Natural and Clinical

Science and Technology (URNCST) Journal

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The URNCST Journal is collaborating with The Methodologist in creating a new fellowship program for students interested in learning research methods. Read more about this program in our editorial published today titled "Making Research More Accessible: The Research Empowerment & Development (RED) Fellowship Program" here: https://www.urncst.com/index.php/urncst/article/view/127

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The URNCST Journal Case Competition has been extended to December 1, 2018! All undergraduate students are eligible to submit an abstract on a proposed research study relating to reproductive health and the environment, and no prior research experience is needed. Interested in submitting an abstract, experiencing the peer-review process and getting published? Please learn more and submit your abstract at: https://urncst.com/index.php/competition/about

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The URNCST Journal now offers a collaborative initiative to undergraduate organizations or associations at universities around the world called the URNCST Journal Hosted Competition. This initiative is designed to provide such undergraduate groups - with an interest in one or more science or technology disciplines - to host a virtual abstract competition, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to do so. To our knowledge, the URNCST Journal is the first undergraduate journal to provide this unique opportunity. Learn more here.

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The URNCST Journal has recently launched a new Case Competition series! Our call for submissions for the inaugural URNCST Journal Case Competition is now open and the deadline to submit an abstract is September 1, 2018!  September is World Alzheimer’s Month and the URNCST Journal team has decided to dedicate our inaugural Case Competition to this disease. We welcome submissions from any science or technology disciplines relating to the following: “New and innovative solutions for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s Disease”. This case competition does not require prior research on this topic, but instead participants are invited to think critically and provide an abstract in the format of a proposed research protocol of a study they would undertake to address this topic.

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Want to participate in an international undergraduate research abstract competition and get published? The Undergraduate Research in Natural and Clinical Science and Technology (URNCST) Journal is an independent publication funded in-part by the Government of Canada.

Abstract submissions are currently being accepted for the 1st URNCST Researcher Abstract Competition! Submit YOUR abstract before May 1, 2018!

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The Undergraduate Research in Natural and Clinical Science and Technology (URNCST) [pronounced “earnest”] Journal calls for research article submissions for its inaugural issue! The URNCST Journal is a new and innovative publisher that exclusively publishes undergraduate research. What differentiates us from other undergraduate journals? Open access, peer-reviewed, rapid turnaround time, international, broad and multidisciplinary, indexed, innovative, and social media promoted. Learn more and submit YOUR article today at https://www.urncst.com!

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