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Duquesne University to Host Summer Meetings of the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2021

Duquesne University in Pittsburgh will host the Undergraduate Research Programs Division Conference, Executive Board Meeting, and Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in June 2021.
20-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Olivia Reyes Selected as Inaugural CUR Trimmer Travel Fund Awardee

Olivia Reyes, a 2018 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, has been selected as the recipient of the first Trimmer Travel Award of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
17-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mathematics/Computer Sciences Division of Council on Undergraduate Research Selects 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees

Pamela E. Harris (Williams College), Manda Riehl (Rose-Hulman Inst of Technology), and Kenneth Berenhaut (Wake Forest U) are recognized for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate researchers in mathematics/computer sciences.
7-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


NSF Director France A. Córdova to Receive Honorary CUR Fellows Award

Astrophysicist France A. Córdova, the 14th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will receive the Honorary CUR Fellows Award at an April 30 reception during the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2019 Posters on the Hill event on...
25-Apr-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Florida Tech to Host Space Technology Day May 23

The Florida Tech Office of Research in collaboration with NASA will host Space Technology Day on the university’s Melbourne campus Thursday, May 23. This free, daylong event will bring together professors, students, engineers, technologists and...
19-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


CUR’s Posters on the Hill Showcases Undergraduate Research to Members of Congress, Others

On April 30, 60 teams from colleges and universities across the nation will participate in the 2019 Posters on the Hill event, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research with support from the American Chemical Society and Institute of...
18-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Suzanne O’Handley Selected as 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee

Suzanne O’Handley, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been selected as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee.
5-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Applications Invited, CUR Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments

The Council on Undergraduate Research invites applications for its highest institutional honor, the CUR Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA).
13-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing more than 900 colleges and universities. CUR and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR provides support for faculty development. Its publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs. The organization assists administrators and faculty members in improving and assessing the research environment at their institutions. CUR also provides information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress. CUR welcomes faculty and administrators from all academic institutions. Its primary advocacy is in support of faculty and undergraduate students engaged in research. CUR achieves its vision through efforts of its membership as organized in a divisional structure that includes arts and humanities, biology, chemistry, geosciences, health sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, physics and astronomy, psychology, social sciences, an at-large division that serves administrators and other disciplines, and a division for directors of undergraduate research programs.

Definition of Undergraduate Research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.


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