Learning Through Research

CUR Student Ambassador Program






CUR Student Ambassador Program (CURSAP): Student and Faculty Sessions at NCUR 2017 to introduce the national Student Ambassador Program. Sessions will be led by members of the CUR Student Programs Task Force.


Get in on the Ground Floor: Advocating for Undergraduate Research, Student Session, Thursday, April 6, 12:30-1:30 pm

Do you love undergraduate research?  Are you a leader?  Are you looking for opportunities to promote undergraduate research on your campus and campuses throughout your state?  Are you interested in collaborating with other student researchers from across the country on research advocacy?  This session will be used to inform students about an exciting new Student Ambassadors Program that CUR will pilot in Florida and hopefully expand to every state in the country.  More importantly, it will allow student research leaders an opportunity to provide the program’s creators with critical feedback on the program’s model and goals.



CUR’s New Student Ambassador Program, Faculty Session, Thursday, April 6, 4-5 pm

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Student Programs Task Force is laying the groundwork for a new national Student Ambassadors Program.  This idea is predicated on the belief that undergraduate students are often the best advocates for expanding research opportunities and funding on their campus.  By leading the development of a national Student Ambassadors Program, CUR will tap the energies of a new generation of researchers to help university administrators, university board members, legislators, businesses and community members understand the many dividends that accrue from investments in student research.


Task force members will use this session to gather input from faculty and research program directors to help shape the direction and content of this program.  We will also use this time to share models of campus-level student ambassador programs and best practices for state capitol undergraduate research outreach events.  After piloting a statewide program in Florida, we hope that the proposed national CUR Student Ambassadors Program will provide student researchers leadership and advocacy experience in other states and become one of CUR’s signature student programs.



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.