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Undergraduate Research Week

On November 16, 2010 the House of Representatives declared the week of April 11, 2011 as "Undergraduate Research Week". Please view the Resolution.

Also, visit C-Span using the links below to view the three Members who spoke on behalf of the resolution:

Rep. Mazie Hirono
Rep. Glenn Thompson
Rep. Rush Holt

Dr. Moses Lee, Hope College has authored an article published in Education Week. Please click here to access the article.

CUR is also pleased to announce that the following locations have proclaimed the week of April 11, 2011 as Undergraduate Research Week:

Alaska - view the proclamation signed by Governor Sean Parnell on March 7, 2011
Oklahoma - view the proclamation signed by Governor Mary Fallin on February 18, 2011
Orange County, NY - view the proclamation signed by County Executive Edward Diana on April 11, 2011
Carbondale, IL
Tampa, FL - view the proclamation signed by Mayor Bob Buckhorn on April 15, 2011 declaring April 15th as Undergraduate Research Day.

Events Planned

On Tuesday, April 12 at 2:00 PM EST CUR will offer a complimentary webinar, "Transformational Learning through Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance" presented by Moses Lee, Professor and Dean of the Natural Sciences at Hope College.  Lee along with three colleagues will discuss the value of undergraduate research and creative performance to promote learning, the resources available to develop and enhance Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance programs, and the transformation of student learning at Hope through research.  To register visit http://guest.cvent.com/d/1dqbjd.  Please share this link with any interested colleagues.

On Wednesday, April 13, CUR will host Posters on the Hill at the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill.  This year humanities students will present their research at noon in a panel discussion on "Preserving Knowledge, Creating Knowledge".  For more information or to register to attend, please visit: http://guest.cvent.com/d/vdq6wq

In the evening of April 13, 60 additional posters in the sciences and social sciences will be presented at a 5:30 PM EST reception for Members of Congress in B338, B339 and B340 of the Rayburn Building.  Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) will be presented the CUR Honorary Fellows Award for his continued commitment to undergraduate research and for his sponsorship of Undergraduate Research Week.  For more information or to register to attend the evening poster session, please contact Robin Howard at robin@cur.org.

On Friday, April 15, CUR will sponsor the National Public Radio Program, "Science Friday".

Campus Events

CUR has created a listing of special events planned around Undergraduate Research Week. Please view the list at https://www.cur.org/urwevents.html. To submit your event, please send a two or three sentence statement of the event(s), your campus logo, a link to the press release and/or website, and/or a photograph to robin@cur.org.