Undergraduate research center director named

2013-04-29T02:00:00Z 2013-09-12T13:34:27Z Undergraduate research center director namedBY PETE ROSENBERY FOR THE SOUTHERN The Southern
April 29, 2013 2:00 am  • 

CARBONDALE — Rodrigo Carramiñana, an associate professor at St. Augustine College in Chicago, will become the director of the Center for Undergraduate Research at SIU.

Carramiñana will begin his duties July 1.

The Center for Undergraduate Research will help coordinate and bring together the following programs and units: Undergraduate Assistantships, Students Promoting Education and Research, Research Enriched Academic Challenge, McNair Scholars Program, Saluki Research Rookies, and the Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

“Our undergraduate research programs are very successful and create a strong foundation for this new center,” Chancellor Rita Cheng said. “Dr. Carraminana brings extensive research, teaching and administrative experience to the position, and he shares our commitment to student success.”

Carramiñana will be the undergraduate research center’s first director. SIU is a regional research university “committed to high quality research and instruction to serve the region and state,” with a commitment to support its students in their college development, he said.

“I share the philosophy of SIU that there is no contradiction between access and excellence,” he said.

The director will be responsible for a variety of areas that include strategic planning and program development; advising students and coordinating faculty mentors; organizing and implementing undergraduate research-related forums, seminars, institutes, research opportunity programs, awards competitions and informational sources; and also support continuing recruiting and retention efforts.

Undergraduate research is a means for students to advance in their professional careers or better prepare themselves for graduate school, and SIU offers everything for students to reach those goals, Carramiñana said.

“One of my aims is to have the necessary resources to allow any student interested in undergraduate research to successfully engage in it at SIU,” he said. “I envision undergraduate research as an across-the-curriculum activity, therefore, the Center for Undergraduate Research will be a university-wide activity.”

Carramiñana’s varied teaching and academic experience includes his current position as principal investigator for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and National Science Foundation grant at St. Augustine College. He is also a visiting scholar in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC).

Carramiñana earned his doctorate in mathematics in 1993, and master’s degree in science, in 1984, both from the University of Iowa. He earned the equivalent of a master’s degree in Mathematics from the Technical University of Chile in 1977, and was an undergraduate student at the University of Chile from 1971 to 1973, earning the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree there.

PETE ROSENBERY writes for University Communications.

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