Spring 2023 CUR Psychology Division Newsletter
May 12, 2023
The Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research provides networking opportunities, activities, and resources to assist psychology administrators, faculty members, students, practitioners, and others in advancing undergraduate research.
Triple-Major Undergraduate Researcher Becomes OSU’s 30th Goldwater Scholar
April 21, 2023
It is not every day that you meet a student like Alexandra Bias.Bias is a senior at Oklahoma State University and is triple majoring in chemical engineering, mathematics and political science. Whether it be research, student government, Greek life or service, Bias exhibited her motivation to become involved as an undergraduate student. She holds the prestigious titles of Goldwater Scholar, Niblack Research Scholar and W.W. Allen Scholar.
Undergraduate Research Project Finds Elusive European Yeast for Lager Beer
April 19, 2023
As part of an undergraduate research project, scientists have discovered the ancestor of the yeast species necessary for the production of lager beer.
Undergrad researchers results reveal how water shortages can affect wildlife abundance
April 17, 2023
Undergraduate researchers from the University of Arizona wanted to determine the effects that differences in water flow had on reptile and amphibian species richness and abundance. Their results reveal how water shortages, which many parts of the Southwest are experiencing, can affect wildlife richness and abundance. But water restoration projects appeared to improve this particular situation, though it took some time before species abundances caught up.
Summer REU in the Philippines Opens Researcher’s Eyes, Purdue University
March 06, 2023
Led by Purdue, Plant Science for Global Food Security is a six-week research and study program at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. The program has two components: three weeks of research evaluating diverse rice accessions under the guidance of an IRRI scientist/team, and an intensive three-week course on Rice Research to Production, which provides significant field research and field trips to some of the most beautiful locations in the country.
First-Gen Student’s Interest in Bugs Leads to Research, Lab Internship, and TA Opportunity
February 20, 2023
In the ‘Bug Lab,’ Eric Escobar-Chena gained a passion for research and a respect for insects This biology major is considering graduate school opportunities in ecology with a focus on fieldwork and beetles. by Brian McNeill; Virginia Commonwealth University
Norwich University Announced as 2022 CUR AURA Recipient
February 09, 2023
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) congratulates its 2022 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) recipient Norwich University (NU) (Northfield, VT). This award recognizes institutions with exemplary programs that provide high-quality research experiences for undergraduates.
Meeting My Role Model Scientist
February 06, 2023
My UR Story: Meeting My Role Model Scientist: Inspiration and tenacity In Action original text by Brianna Trippe
In Memoriam: Brian Andreen, a CUR Founding Chemist
February 03, 2023
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) joins the community in mourning the loss of Brian Andreen (1943-2023) – friend, mentor, husband, father, a founding chemist of CUR, previous executive secretary, At-Large Division Councilor (1985-90), and much more.
Junior Biochemistry Major Secures Two National Awards, University of Missouri
January 23, 2023
Building a Research Footprint Kristen Barwick, junior biochemistry major, secured two national awards this summer