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2023 AURA Awardees Announced: College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University; University of Florida; Worcester Polytechnic Institute

CUR congratulates its 2023 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) awardees College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSBSJU) (St. Joseph, MN), University of Florida (UF) (Gainesville, FL), and Worchester...
28-Feb-2024 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

NCUR 2025 to Take Place in Pittsburgh, PA

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected the city of Pittsburgh to hold the 2025 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in partnership with Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education.
9-Nov-2023 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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CUR Releases 2023 STR Program Participants

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) congratulates the following 41 teams accepted to be a part of the 2023-24 Scholars Transforming Through Research (STR) Program. The STR Program is a competitive application-based professional development...
28-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Newly Elected Division Councilors Named for CUR’s 2023-2024 General Council

In addition to the 18-member Executive Board, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has a General Council that serves to further the mission of the organization. These individuals are highly engaged volunteers who have a passion for...
18-May-2023 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Newly Elected General Representatives Named for CUR’s 2023-2024 Executive Board

Lourdes Echegoyen, Ph.D. (The University of Texas at El Paso), Sean Fox (Carleton College), and Eric Hall, Ph.D. (Elon University) have been elected as general representatives on CUR's Executive Board for 2023-2024. These positions assist in...
18-May-2023 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Newly Elected Council Representatives Named for CUR’s 2023-2024 Executive Board

John F. Barthell, Ph.D. (University of Central Oklahoma/National Science Foundation), Lance Barton, Ph.D. (Austin College/University of North Carolina at Charlotte), and Winny Dong, Ph.D. (California State Polytechnic University at Pomona) have been...
18-May-2023 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pace University’s Iacullo-Bird Elected as 2024-2025 CUR President

Dr. Maria Iacullo-Bird, Assistant Provost for Research in the Office of Research and Clinical Associate Professor of History at the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University, has been elected to serve as president of the Council on...
18-May-2023 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Recognizing Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & Creative Inquiry as a Career-Readiness Tool

Amid the current cultural narrative diminishing the value of higher education, a prolonged pandemic that has exacerbated inequities in so many ways, an increasing focus on workforce development, legislative mandates, and changing student...
28-Mar-2023 11:50 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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