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Council on Undergraduate Research

Council on Undergraduate Research The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.

The Council on Undergraduate Research (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 rese

The Council on Undergraduate Research (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 rese

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The agendas for ConnectUR 2022 have been released.  - Online Agenda:  https://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/OnlineConnectURAgen...
06/01/2022

The agendas for ConnectUR 2022 have been released.
- Online Agenda: https://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/OnlineConnectURAgenda.pdf
- In-Person Agenda:https://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/InPersonConnectURAgenda.pdf
- Information and Registration Link: https://www.cur.org/what/events/conferences/connectur

Just a few days remain to register for the on-site option of #ConnectUR2022. Build community, share scholarship of teach...
05/27/2022

Just a few days remain to register for the on-site option of #ConnectUR2022. Build community, share scholarship of teaching, and expand your approaches to #UndergraduateResearch. Don't delay; register today!
https://www.cur.org/what/events/conferences/connectur/

There are only 2 days left to get ready for #ConnectUR2022 by visiting the CUR Swag Store to purchase t-shirts, polos, a...
05/25/2022

There are only 2 days left to get ready for #ConnectUR2022 by visiting the CUR Swag Store to purchase t-shirts, polos, and sweatshirts. You can pick up your order at the #ConnectUR2022 conference or have it shipped right to your door.
https://curconference2022.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

Congratulations to Dr. Louise Charkoudian, Associate Professor of Chemistry from Haverford College, for being selected a...
05/25/2022

Congratulations to Dr. Louise Charkoudian, Associate Professor of Chemistry from Haverford College, for being selected as the first recipient for CUR's Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Award!

Charkoudian has mentored 94 student presentations, written 324 unique students’ letters of recommendations to support them in summer programs, fellowships, or post-graduation opportunities, and has written over 28 publications with 104 Haverford College undergraduate co-authors.

Read more about her impressive accomplishments at https://www.cur.org/cur_names_haverford%e2%80%99s_charkoudian_first_silvia_ronco_innovative_mentor_awardee/

Two Call for Proposals for #SPURjournal!  SPUR is accepting articles (2000-3500 words) and vignettes (300 words) on two ...
05/19/2022

Two Call for Proposals for #SPURjournal!
SPUR is accepting articles (2000-3500 words) and vignettes (300 words) on two themes.
Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Anywhere and Everywhere is due by June 1.
Engaging Students for the Common Good is due by August 1.
More Information at https://www.cur.org/what/publications/journals/spur/

Do you need expert assistance in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies? Then make sure to regi...
05/17/2022
Proposal Writing Institute | Events | Council on Undergraduate Research

Do you need expert assistance in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies? Then make sure to register for the Proposal Writing Institute this July 14-18 at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside. The deadline is in three days (May 20) so sign up now!
#CURmember #CURinAction
https://www.cur.org/what/events/institutes/pwi/

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Nominations for the 2022 AURA Awards are Open! CUR’s Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA)...
05/16/2022
AURA Nominations Process | Council on Undergraduate Research

Nominations for the 2022 AURA Awards are Open!

CUR’s Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) recognizes all types of higher education institutions that have successfully implemented some or all of CUR’s Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research, have devised exemplary programs to provide high-quality research experiences to undergraduates, and have evaluated the success of these programs.

A letter of intent summarizing the institution's commitment to undergraduate research and highlighting a specific high-quality exemplary program is required and is due by July 25.

https://www.cur.org/what/recognition/aura/nominations/

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Get ready for #ConnectUR2022 by visiting the CUR Swag Store to purchase t-shirts, polos, and sweatshirts.  You can pick ...
05/13/2022

Get ready for #ConnectUR2022 by visiting the CUR Swag Store to purchase t-shirts, polos, and sweatshirts. You can pick up your order at the #ConnectUR2022 conference or have it shipped right to your door.
#CURinAction #UndergraduateResearch #CURmember
https://curconference2022.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

05/09/2022

Registration is open for Breaking Barriers: Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges.
Join us on June 8 at 1PM ET for this free webinar, open to the public, hosted by Nancy Hensel (author of Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges) and hear from biologist, Christina Colon, anthropologist, Kristina Baines, and biologist, Mary Wells Phillips, as they discuss strategies for inclusive pedagogy, designing appropriate research experiences, and mentoring students for poster presentations, possible publications, and transfers to a university.
Register to attend at https://myaccount.cur.org/register

05/09/2022

Are you interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies? Then make sure to register for the Proposal Writing Institute this July 14-18 at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside. The deadline is May 16.
#Funding #UndergraduateResearch #CURmember
https://www.cur.org/what/events/institutes/pwi/

#CURmember-- You have just 60 more days to renew your CUR membership! Continue your access to other like-minded individu...
05/05/2022

#CURmember-- You have just 60 more days to renew your CUR membership! Continue your access to other like-minded individuals representing #UndergraduateResearch programs from around the world so you can improve upon yours.
https://www.cur.org/what/membership/renew_your_membership/

Our volunteers' diverse light empowers CUR to grow and strengthen. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. #...
04/30/2022

Our volunteers' diverse light empowers CUR to grow and strengthen. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. #CURVolunteerAppreciation

Call for Proposals for #SPURjournal! For this theme issue of SPUR, 6-8 articles of 2,000–3,500 words each are sought tha...
04/27/2022

Call for Proposals for #SPURjournal!
For this theme issue of SPUR, 6-8 articles of 2,000–3,500 words each are sought that examine Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Anywhere and Everywhere. We are looking for articles that can be inclusive of all students, institutions, disciplines, spaces, and across modalities.
3-5 vignettes of 300 words also are invited that offer succinct, creative approaches to the theme. All successful submissions must include some form of assessment and should be written so that are of interest and value to the diverse readership of SPUR.
More information at:https://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/Updated_CFP_Undergraduate_Research,_Scholarship,_and_Creative_Activity_Anywhere_and_Everywhere.pdf

It's not too late to RSVP for Posters on the Hill, a critical element of CUR's #advocacy efforts.  #POH202 will be takin...
04/25/2022

It's not too late to RSVP for Posters on the Hill, a critical element of CUR's #advocacy efforts. #POH202 will be taking place virtually on April 26-27, between 2-4 PM (ET) each day.
Check out the agenda, meet the researchers, and RSVP here: https://www.cur.org/what/events/students/poh/

Watch the April President's Quarterly to hear straight from  Jeanne Mekolichick, the 2021-22 CUR President, on what is h...
04/14/2022
President's Quarterly: April 2022

Watch the April President's Quarterly to hear straight from Jeanne Mekolichick, the 2021-22 CUR President, on what is happening in CUR, behind the scenes, and with the CUR community. From the executive board to CUR members, this video will keep the undergraduate research community aware of the information, events, news, publications, and happenings of CUR.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H2iOvsYwXw

The CUR President's Quarterly is an update straight from the 2021-2022 CUR President on what is happening in CUR, behind the scenes, and with the CUR communi...

Are you interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies? Then make sure to register for th...
04/13/2022
Proposal Writing Institute | Events | Council on Undergraduate Research

Are you interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies? Then make sure to register for the Proposal Writing Institute this July 14-18 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside The deadline is May 16.
https://www.cur.org/what/events/institutes/pwi/

Visit the Council on Undergraduate Research for information about membership, publications, conferences, projects, governance, advocacy and more.

CUR’s numerous events, knowledge base, community, council, and governance would not be what it is today without the stre...
04/12/2022

CUR’s numerous events, knowledge base, community, council, and governance would not be what it is today without the strength and dedication of our volunteers. Thank you for all that you do.
#CURVolunteerAppreciation
https://www.cur.org/who/governance/

Early Bird Registration for #ConnectUR2022 ends in 1 week! Online and on-site options are available to meet your needs. ...
04/11/2022

Early Bird Registration for #ConnectUR2022 ends in 1 week! Online and on-site options are available to meet your needs. Even better, buy an on-site registration by April 18, and you'll get the online pass for free.
#UndergraduateResearch #CURmember
https://www.cur.org/what/events/conferences/connectur/

The Spring 2022 issue of #SPURjournal, with a theme of Community in #UndergraduateReserach, is now available!  You can d...
04/10/2022

The Spring 2022 issue of #SPURjournal, with a theme of Community in #UndergraduateReserach, is now available! You can download the full issue or just check out the two free articles listed below by visiting https://www.cur.org/what/publications/journals/spur/issues/

Institution-Wide Analysis of Academic Outcomes Associated with Participation in UGR: Comparison of Different Research Modalities at a Hispanic-Serving Institution by Samantha Jude Battaglia, Lourdes E. Echegoyen, and Laura A. Diaz-Martinez

Impact of Undergraduate Research Training Programs: An Illustrative Example of Finding a Comparison Group and Evaluating Academic and Graduate School Outcomes by Kaitlyn Stormes, Nicole A. Streicker, Graham K Bowers, Perla Ayala, and Guido G. Urizar Jr.

04/05/2022

Get the most from #NCUR2022! Here are three challenges from Buffie Longmire-Avital on how to fully engage with #NCUR2022 @home.

1. Attend at least two presentations outside of your cohort and post about it. Tag your post with #NCUR2022.

2. Find at least one poster/presentation from an institution about which you want to know more about. Ask the author about their institution.

3. Interact with virtual options for vendors and graduate school fair. Make a post about what you learned on social media. Use #NCUR2022 in the post.

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Founded in 1978, the nonprofit Council on Undergraduate Research (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, and students succeed in their studies and professional advancement through participation in undergraduate research. Read the CUR Code of Ethics. About the photo: Students from Smith College take core samples at a lake in a course-based research experience on the local watershed. Photo courtesy Robert Newton.

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We were at College Coffee yesterday celebrating Elon's recognition by the Council on Undergraduate Research - the AURA (Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments). #elonuniversity Council on Undergraduate Research
Mercer's dedication to research and service has earned it the Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments from the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Big👏 congrats👏 to all those involved 👏 with UWL's undergraduate research👏 Because of our leadership in undergraduate research and innovative programs, UW-La Crosse will be receiving a national award for undergraduate research in April: the 2021 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) from the Council on Undergraduate Research. “We are honored to receive this award in recognition of the many innovative programs across the UWL campus that have allowed us to engage diverse groups of students in research and creative activities in and out of the classroom,” says UWL Undergraduate Research and Creativity Coordinator Scott Cooper. We see you and all your hard work! Nice job!
Council on Undergraduate Research is offering discounted registration for those with accepted abstracts ends Monday, Jan 31, 2022. Students must register on the NCUR registration site using their campus email address and NCUR password. Use the ‘Invoice My Institution’ payment option. Mentors are encouraged to register for NCUR 2022 to support their students. Mentors follow the same registration process as described above. https://www.cur.org/what/events/students/ncur/2022/registration/
Position available at FAU helping dual enrolled students get involved in undergraduate research. Application deadline is 1/18/22. Come work with us! Happy to answer any questions.
What are you waiting for? Council on Undergraduate Research is having their virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research scheduled on April 4-8, 2022, and are accepting abstract proposals! The deadline to submit proposals is Nov. 29 so encourage your students who are interested to submit their abstract proposals for #NCUR2022 today! Details and submission may be found at: ➡️http://ow.ly/jgC950GOirN #CURinAction #Research #College #UndergraduateResearch San Jose State University SJSU English Department SJSU Urban & Regional Planning
What are you waiting for? Council on Undergraduate Research is having their virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research scheduled on April 4-8, 2022, and are accepting abstract proposals! The deadline to submit proposals is Nov. 29 so encourage your students who are interested to submit their abstract proposals for #NCUR2022 today! Details and submission may be found at: ➡️http://ow.ly/jgC950GOirN #CURinAction #Research #College #UndergraduateResearch San Jose State University SJSU Department of Communication Studies Communivercity SJSU SJSU Urban & Regional Planning
𝘈𝘛𝘛𝘌𝘕𝘛𝘐𝘖𝘕 𝘚𝘛𝘜𝘋𝘌𝘕𝘛𝘚 & 𝘍𝘈𝘊𝘜𝘓𝘛𝘠: This year, NCUR 2022 at home will include many new offerings such as: Provide programming spread out over a week's time that includes primary education taking place in learning discipline-specific cohorts. Ability to enhance the student’s experience by providing an opt-in competitive element during the early-bird abstract submission round. The opportunity for all registered students with an accepted abstract submission to present to a discipline-specific cohort group for 10-15 minutes for all accepted students, including those posters and visual art image submissions. Allow further exposure and celebration with a special registration offering for family and friends to those accepted and registered students. Specific separate Future Fair meet-up hours that include interactive game activities with prizes. Taking place on a new platform integrated with Zoom. ᴠɪsɪᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ʟɪɴᴋ ʙᴇʟᴏᴡ ᴛᴏ sᴜʙᴍɪᴛ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴀʙsᴛʀᴀᴄᴛs ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇɢɪsᴛᴇʀ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏɴғᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇ! Please note: The new submission portal will require a new account and password that you create. To prepare you for this upcoming opening, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected] or check out their FAQ page before Wednesday. https://www.cur.org/what/events/students/ncur/2022/ncur_2022/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=InformZ&_zs=G2VmX&_zl=VRvk2 Council on Undergraduate Research
The USU Get Away Special Team, a USU Physics-hosted group of undergraduate scholars from varied majors engaged in space research, will launch a CubeSat of their own design to the ISS aboard a SpaceX rocket in December. Read more: https://www.usu.edu/today/story/usu-get-away-special-team-prepares-cubesat-for-december-space-launch Utah State University Office of Research Council on Undergraduate Research
Dr. Drew Crain, professor of biology at MC, has received a research grant from the Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research. The grant will support an undergraduate research project that examines the role of CBD in the amphibian model organism Xenopus laevis – and may offer implications for addressing inflammatory diseases and illnesses.
I am sharing a timely special issue in the works for Perspectives on Undergraduate Research Mentoring (PURM). Please follow the link below to find the Call for Papers on Continuity of Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Face of Uncertainty https://www.elon.edu/u/academics/undergraduate-research/purm/call-for-papers/paper-call-2022-continuity-of-mentoring-undergraduate-research-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/ Important Date: Manuscripts must be received by June 1, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Rania Hodhod, assistant chair and associate professor in the TSYS School of Computer Science, for recently being awarded the 2021 Faculty Mentoring Award from the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research! Hodhod has mentored 64 students since 2015, including 25 students who have presented their work at national and discipline-specific conferences and meetings. Hodhod has also received 9 interdisciplinary research grants since 2014 and focuses her research in areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning and game design.