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Cancellation Policy

In general the cancellation deadline is thirty days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted.  Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office at cur@cur.org prior to the cancellation deadline will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline. Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge, but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee.

Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the National Office.

CUR always suggests that their registrants purchase low-cost travel insurance when booking their air reservations. Not only will this insurance cover your airfare in the event of cancellation but will also cover the registration cost for the meeting you were to attend.


Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium

October 23-24, 2016, Hilton Arlington, Arlington, VA

Nominations will be open: July 7-August 19, 2016

Information Needed for Nomination  
   Nomination Portal  (Please login first. Link will be active until July 18th.)REU Symposium 2016:Full Conference Program 
The Council on Undergraduate Research would like to invite you to our sixth Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium to be held October 23-24, 2016, at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, Virginia. This conference will feature keynote presentations; presentations by students from REU programs in all disciplines; sessions for REU students, faculty, and administrators; and opportunities to present to representatives from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies. Some planned events include:
For Students
  • Opportunities to present research work in poster format to NSF program officers (Poster dimensions: 30"x40")
  • Sessions to learn about NSF funding for graduate study
  • Session on career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
For Faculty
  • Sessions on timely topics such as ethics, coordination of REU activities, and recruiting of students for REU programs.
  • Opportunities to meet with NSF program directors and other REU administrators.
  • The chance to meet and recruit talented students from other REU programs for your own graduate programs.
Who should be nominated? Ideal student attendees at this conference will be students who demonstrate the successes of the REU program, as evidenced by broadened participation, encouragement of undergraduates to pursue scientific and technical careers, or outstanding research accomplishments.
Note:  Each REU Site is limited to 1 nomination, either an individual student or a team of students. A team of students must have worked collaboratively on a research project and be able to present 1 jointly authored poster at the REUS student poster session.
Questions about the event? Please email Lindsey Thomas, Manager for Student Programs or Jenn Chow, Membership Coordinator.