On behalf of the CUR Engineering Division, I would like to extend an invitation to all members of our division to submit a self-nomination to serve as a councilor. I am a Councilor in the CUR Engineering Division and representative in the CUR Nominations Committee. Elected councilors serve a term of 3 years. The responsibilities include attending the CUR Annual Business Meeting held in June and representing our division in one or more of the CUR committees. Councilors also volunteer for activities in our division such as our Student Video Awards. You can find out more about the requirements and how to nominate yourself or another division member here.
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.