Supporting Underrepresented Students
CUR is committed to supporting underserved students.
Some of CUR's initiatives in this endeavor are:
CUR seeks grant funding for faculty from minority serving institutions participate in CUR institutes and workshops.
Hosting special institutes at minority serving institutions and providing consultants when requested by campuses.
Discussing policy issues with key individuals such as meetings with the White House Advisor to the President on HBCUs, and the NSF program officer for HBCU support and Members of Congress.
CUR seeks funding to continue its work with assisting community colleges to develop vibrant undergraduate research programs.
Each year CUR offers a conference, NCUR, for students from all disciplines to present their work. The NCUR conference requires host campuses to pay particular attention to encouraging underrepresented students to attend.
In 2003, an Undergraduate Research Summit was held at Bates College. The Summit Report
includes a section on Diversifying the Chemical Sciences.