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So You Want to be a Scientist

June 02, 2020
For centuries in the western world, the study of science has been dominated by a specific demographic – those with economic and cultural advantages necessary to advance in academics and research careers. Likely white, likely male. In 2018, a National Institutes of Health study found that, over the previous seven years, only 1% of NIH grants for experienced investigators went to underrepresented minorities. The percentages for early stage and new investigator funding were only slightly higher.

Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee

May 29, 2020
Rubén R. Dupertuis, associate professor and department chair of religion at Trinity University in Texas, has been selected as a 2020 CUR–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee

May 29, 2020
Charles Parrott, associate professor in the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, has been selected as a 2020 CUR–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

CSU, Chico Awarded $2.2 Million Grant for Undergraduate Research Experiences

May 26, 2020
California State University, Chico is working to transform the undergraduate experience and enhance student success with a new program to cultivate entrepreneurial mindsets and research opportunities right within the everyday classroom.

CSUMB student researchers named Goldwater scholars

May 19, 2020
Two CSU Monterey Bay student researchers have been named 2020 Goldwater scholars. Nicholas Heyer and Samantha Miller, both undergraduates in the College of Science, were the only two recipients in the California State University (CSU) system this year.

2020 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards

May 12, 2020
Dr. Tyreasa Washington is the recipient of the 2020 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award for Tenured Faculty and Dr. Blair Wisco is the recipient of the 2020 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award for Early Career Faculty.

New CUR Executive Board Members Elected

May 08, 2020
CUR announced the results of its recent Executive Board election. John Barthell, Donna Charlevoix, Niharika Nath, Karen K. Resendes, and Binod Tiwari will take their board seats in summer 2020.

Students Earn National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

May 05, 2020
Three UConn undergraduates, three graduate students, and six alumni have earned National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF-GRFP).

Radford University’s Jeanne Mekolichick Elected as 2021–2022 CUR President

May 01, 2020
Jeanne Mekolichick, associate provost of academic programs at Radford University in Radford, VA, has been elected as president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Mekolichick will become president-elect in summer, 2020, taking a seat on CUR’s Executive Board and succeeding 2020–2021 CUR president Silvia Ronco (Research Corporation for Science Advancement) in summer 2021.

Hendrix Junior Gets Pick of Three Summer Research Programs

April 28, 2020
In the fall of 2017, Tristian Wiles ’21 arrived on a college campus more populous than his hometown. That’s probably a more common experience for students attending a flagship state university than for those enrolled at a small liberal arts institution like Hendrix College. But Wiles came from the northeastern Arkansas community of Ash Flat, which has a population of about 1,100.
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