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The Council on Undergraduate Research Launches Executive Officer Search

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of executive officer of the nonprofit Council on Undergraduate Research.
8-Jan-2019 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Campuses with Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research will present its 2018 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments to Union College and University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. This annual award recognizes institutions with exemplary programs that...
19-Nov-2018 7:45 AM EST Add to Favorites


CUR Math/CS Division Selects 2018 Faculty Mentor Awardees

The Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has selected recipients of its 2018 Faculty Mentor Award: Liz Bouzarth (Furman University), Gabriela Marcu (University of Michigan), and Karl Schmitt...
15-Nov-2018 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Trimmer Travel Fund Increases Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) announces a new initiative within its growing portfolio of programs supporting research in the arts and humanities (A&H): the Trimmer Travel Fund. The fund will support A&H undergraduate scholars in...
13-Nov-2018 7:40 AM EST Add to Favorites


Purdue University to Host Summer Meetings in 2020 of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, will host the Biennial Conference, Executive Board Meeting, and Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in late June-early July 2020. At these annual events, approximately 600...
25-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2018 Geosciences Mentor Awardee

Colin Laroque, professor in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan, has been selected as the 2018 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee. Each year, the award recognizes an individual who serves as a role...
23-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Jeffrey Ryan Elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Jeffrey Ryan, professor of geology in the School of Geosciences at University of South Florida (Tampa), has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research.
6-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Carlos Escoto Elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Carlos Escoto—psychology professor, chair of the Department of Psychological Science, and coordinator for undergraduate research and creative activities at Eastern Connecticut State University—has been elected to the Executive Board of the...
29-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT 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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