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CUR’s MCS Division Announces New Name

On September 13, 2022, the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Executive Board moved to approve the submitted name rephrasing to the formerly known Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division effective immediately. The approval comes with a...
26-Sep-2022 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CUR Releases 2022 STR Program Participants

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) congratulates the following 75 teams accepted to be a part of the 2022-23 Scholars Transformed Through Research (STR) Program. These teams represent 62 institutions from 28 states and are made up of 75...
23-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NCUR 2024 to Take Place in Long Beach, California

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected the city of Long Beach, California to hold the 2024 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
4-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Celebrating CUR Division 2022 Awardees

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) recognizes its divisional award recipients for the first half of 2022. CUR’s community aligns across its thirteen divisions. The divisions work to recognize the best of the undergraduate research,...
13-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CUR Names Haverford’s Charkoudian First Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Awardee

Dr. Louise Charkoudian, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, has been selected as the first recipient for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Award.
25-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newly Elected Division Councilors Named for CUR’s 2022-2023 General Council

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) congratulates the 75 new and or re-elected division councilors to the General Council for a three-year term starting on July 1, 2022.
15-Apr-2022 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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George Mason University’s Bethany Usher Elected as 2023-2024 CUR President

Dr. Bethany Usher, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has been elected to serve as president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Usher will become president-elect on July 1,...
15-Apr-2022 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Newly Elected Representatives to CUR’s 2022-2023 Executive Board

Beth A. Cunningham, PhD (American Association of Physics Teachers), Maria Iacullo-Bird, PhD (Pace University), and Charlotte K. Simmons, PhD (University of Central Oklahoma), have been re-elected to serve as council representatives on the Council on...
15-Apr-2022 9:00 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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