Review 2020 Nominees for CUR Executive Board

Biographical Information

Please review the 2020 nominees for CUR President-Elect and Council Representative.  Members of the General Council are eligible to vote.  Check your inbox starting February 28 for your personalized ballot which is due April 1.   


Jeanne Mekolichick

Ruth Palmer

Councilor Representative

Charles Gunnels

Niharika Nath

Karen Resendes

Richard Thompson

Binod Tiwari

For more information about the role of an Executive Board Member, please view the Executive Board Member policy.

Founded in 1978, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) focuses on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity. Among the many activities and networking opportunities that CUR provides, the organization also offers support for the professional growth of faculty and administrators through expert-designed institutes, conferences, and a wide-range of volunteer positions. The CUR community, made up of nearly 700 institutions and 13,000 individuals, continues to provide a platform for discussion and other resources related to mentoring, connecting, and creating relationships centered around undergraduate research. CUR’s advocacy efforts are also a large portion of its work as they strive to strengthen support for undergraduate research. Its continued growth in connections with representatives, private foundations, government agencies, and campuses world-wide provides value to its members and gives voice to undergraduate research. CUR is committed to inclusivity and diversity in all of its activities and our community.

CUR focuses on giving a voice to undergraduate research with learning through doing. It provides connections to a multitude of campuses and government agencies, all while promoting networking and professional growth to its community.