CUR Conversations: Developing and Implementing CUREs
September 22, 2021 @ 1:00 PM ET (Members-Only)
Want to implement a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) but don't know where to start? Having trouble developing your CURE to be successful? Whether you are in STEM or other disciplines, join a panel of CUR members to include Lee Phillips (UNCG), Lance Barton (Austin College), Michael Wolyniak (Hampden-Sydney College) , and others as they explore their experience with developing and implementing CUREs for variable subjects and disciplines.
CUR Conversations: Tips for Navigating the REU Application Process
October 5, 2021 @ 1:00 PM ET (Open to students and faculty)
Participation in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs is a great way for undergraduate students to gain research expereince and develop important professional and technical skills. However, these programs have gotten increasingly competitive over the years and the keys to getting into one of these programs is not obvious. This CUR Convo will cover some tips for navigating the REU application process, as well as provide insight from various perspectives in a panel discussion lead by your fellow CUR members.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium | October 25, 2021, Virtual
This symposium features lightning talk presentations by students from REUs in all disciplines funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), a practical skills tips session for students, and an informal networking hour.
CUR Dialogues | February 14 - 18, 2022, Virtual
Whether you are writing a grant proposal, navigating the ins-and-outs of finding funding for your undergraduate research (UR) program, or just trying to figure out where to start, the entire process can feel like climbing a mountain. CUR Dialogues was created to present an accessible platform for the UR community to discuss the many available possibilities of funding and grants with federal agency program officers and other grant funders.
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2022 @home | April 4 - 8, 2022, Virtual
NCUR 2022 @home is a conference dedicated to the celebration and promotion of undergraduate research student achievement. This conference provides models of exemplary research, scholarship, and creative activity while offering student career readiness development. As a virtual conference in 2022, NCUR will be providing programming spread out over a week's time that includes primary education taking place in learning cohorts within the same discipline, poster and oral presentations, and as a new addition this year, an opt-in competitive element.
Undergraduate Research Week | April 18 - 22, 2022
CUR has designated a week in April each year as Undergraduate Research Week (URW). This is a national celebration in which CUR showcases what other campuses are doing to celebrate UR, congratulate students on their research, and thank those faculty and mentors who have helped guide the way for UR.
Posters on the Hill | April 2022
Posters on the Hill is a critical element in CUR's advocacy efforts. It is more important than ever that the voice of undergraduate researchers and their mentors are heard on Capitol Hill. This prestigious event celebrates the impressive work of the accepted students and supports the messages of the importance of undergraduate research at the federal level.
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