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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.


REUResearch Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium

October 28-29, 2018, Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA


Nominations will be open July 9-August 15, 2018

The Council on Undergraduate Research would like to invite you to the seventh Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium to be held October 28-29, 2018, at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. Be a part of this CUR event, working with the NSF at their recently opened location in Alexandria, VA.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Present their research via poster session to program officers, faculty, and one another (poster dimensions: 30"x40")
  • Network with peers and faculty with similar research interests and professional goals
  • Participate in professional development workshops

Faculty will have the opportunity to:

  • Schedule meetings with their program officers
  • Represent their department or graduate school through networking sessions
  • Access to a faculty-only happy hour
  • Participate in professional development workshops tailored to REU programs

Each REU Site PI may nominate ONE undergraduate from his or her program. This will be a competitive event, and notifications of acceptance will be issued in September. The REU Site or student’s home institution will be responsible for covering registration, hotel, and travel expenses.


Information Needed for Nomination

Nomination Portal - 2018 portal will open July 9

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.


Hotel Information:

Hotel: The Westin, Alexandria

Room rate: $219/night

Address: 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

Reservations: Detailed information on reserving your room will go out in September, along with acceptance emails.


Past Programs

Questions about the event? Please email Liz Hains, manager for student programs