MAY 2021

What Does It Take to Become a CUR-Goldwater Scholar? (Webinar) |
May 12, 2021, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Listen in on mentoring tips for those who conduct research in the STEM discipline from our 2020 and 2021 CUR-Goldwater Scholar Faculty Mentor Awardees, Steven J. Miller, professor of mathematics at Williams College (2020 Awardee) and Dominick Casadonte Jr., Minnie Stevens Piper Professor at Texas Tech University (2021 Awardee). Hear how this award has helped their program's undergraduate researchers. 

JUNE 2021

CUR Conversations: You Can Take It With You: Reimagining UR by Carrying Remote Learning Insights Forward | June 2, 2021 2:00-3:00PM ET [Members-Only] How do you move forward after a year of remote learning experiences? Certain remote and virtual research experiences might just be worth carrying forward. Join us for a chat about 're-entry' into the fall by discussing the pleasant surprises we discovered in the last year toward broadening student access to and inclusion in UR. 

ABM2021_2xAnnual Business Meeting | June 17-18, 2021
CUR holds an Annual Business Meeting (ABM) open to the current elected Executive Board and General Council in regards to reviewing the governance that has helped shape CUR, its future, and undergraduate research. Please continue to check back as more details will be announced as the spring approaches. 


Mentoring 101 for Graduate Students and Post Docs Workshop | June 21, 2021 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
This workshop will introduce graduate students and post doctoral scholars to the why, what, and how of mentoring undergraduates in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The workshop will combine panel sessions with active break-outs and will support material to aid participants in their mentoring. 

Centering DEI: Practical Tools for Sustaining Transformative Racial-Equity in URP Workshop
June 22, 2021 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

This workshop is designed with breakout sessions for experienced practitioners of anti-racism in higher education and those newer to equity work to collaborate and create a draft of an anti-racism plan for facilitating undergraduate research at the level of individual mentoring, directing an undergraduate research program, and/or leading broader institutional initiatives. 

Logos_ICON-06Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in UR and Creative Activity Conference | 
[Virtual] June 23 -25, 2021
The Undergraduate Research Programs Division and the Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presents the first step in response to the national call for awareness and action on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This formally known biennial URPD conference, will serve as a platform, explore facilitative approaches, and promote the exploration and adoption of effective tools for change. This conference will support the undergraduate research enterprise including mentors, administrators, faculty, and industry partners.


JULY 2021

Virtual Proposal Writing Institute | July 12-19, 2021 
This institute will bring together faculty and administrators interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies. The multi-day institute will consist of one-on-one work with a mentor, writing, small-group discussions, and critiquing of proposals. The institute has been developed to assist novice to experienced proposal writers in drafting complete proposals for submission.

CUR Conversations: Techniques and Tools for Remote Research Across the Curriculum
July 14, 2021  2:00-3:00PM ET [Members-Only]

Faculty have used multiple tools and techniques to continue research with undergraduates remotely over the past year of pandemic restrictions. Further, some faculty mentor distant students in research regularly using these strategies and resources. Let's share what is particularly effective for use across the curriculum.  

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