Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C.-Anne Boettcher, Director of the Undergraduate Research Institute and Honors Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been elected to serve as the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) President for 2017-2018. CUR, with over 700 institutional members and more than 10,000 individual members, supports faculty and student development for high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
For the better part of the last decade Anne Boettcher has been an active member of CUR. She has played an integral role in the organization’s leadership as a Division of Undergraduate Research Program Directors’ Councilor and Chair, and is a current member of the Executive Board. Boettcher has also served as an expert facilitator at a variety of CUR professional development workshops, and was one of the founding leaders and designers of CUR’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ Symposium. Add to that her wealth of experience on campus conducting research, mentoring students, winning grants, and working as an administrator, and Dr. Anne Boettcher is superbly well-qualified to lead CUR’s governance. As Elizabeth Ambos, Executive Officer notes: “Anne Boettcher will bring so many strengths to the leadership of CUR, including her experiences in diverse institutions as both a faculty member and administrator, her deep connections to the CUR organization, as well as her vision, energy, and collegiality.”
In response to the news Dr. Boettcher stated, "Interactions with CUR members have provided me with the tools to enhance undergraduate research programming at my home institution and to extend this knowledge to help develop and improve programs at other institutions. Our Strategic Pillars provide a solid foundation to guide faculty and administrators as our programs grow and implementation of our Strategic Plan will facilitate the process. I look forward to working with CUR to expand opportunities for our students, training for our members, and to promote undergraduate research worldwide."
In June, at the close of the 2016 CUR Annual Business Meeting, Dr. Boettcher will begin her one year term as CUR President-elect, which will be followed by a year as President and a year as Past-President.##Council on Undergraduate Research: The Council on Undergraduate Research (http://www.cur.org) supports and facilitates high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities. Over 700 institutions and nearly 10,000 individuals belong to CUR. CUR believes that the best way to capture student interest and create enthusiasm for a discipline is through research in close collaboration with faculty members.