We will be celebrating Undergraduate Research Week (URW) April 19 - 23, 2021.
On November 16, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives declared the week of April 11, 2011, as "Undergraduate Research Week." Since that time, CUR has designated a week in April each year as "Undergraduate Research Week." 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.

How can you get involved for #URW2021?
  1. CUR encourages everyone to take to social media and make sure to share a thank you to a mentor or faculty member who has supported your UR endeavors, celebrate your institution, personal, or student successes in UR, or tell us a story about how UR has impacted you. Please tag us at @CURinAction and use our hashtag #URW2021.  
    • ​You can see examples of how many others highlighted their celebrations and shared recognition by searching #VirtualURW2020 on Twitter. 
  2. Submit your institution's celebration, event, or how they are celebrating undergraduate research during URW.
  3. For the month of April, CUR has put together plenty of events to get involved with the community.
    Register for ones that interest you below: 

CUR Conversations: Summer Research Programs - April 5, 2021 | 5:00 PM ET 
[Registration is free and open to CUR members]
Register to join colleagues for an informal discussion on summer research programs in the age of COVID. 

CUR Book Club Part III - April 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET
[Registration is free and open to CUR members]
Dive into the last portion of our reading selection, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

CUR Conversations: Student Marketing and Advocacy - April 8, 2021 | 4:00 PM ET
[Registration is free and open to CUR members] 
Register to join colleagues for an informal discussion on student marketing and advocacy. 

NCUR @Home 2021 - April 12-14, 2021 | Virtual 
[Registration has closed]
Listen in to over 3,500 undergraduate researchers as they present their learnings from all disciplines. 

Picture a Scientist: Feature Film Access and Faculty & Mentor Discussion - April 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET
[Registration is free, closes on April 5, 2021] 
Join Lisa Bosman (Purdue University) and Amy Deveau (University of New England) for a CUR members-only conversation on the feature-length documentary, Picture a Scientist. This film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.  

Undergraduate Research Week - April 19-23, 2021 | Virtual 
Tell us how your school is celebrating URW by submitting your events or tagging us on social media - #URW2021.

CUR AURA Community Celebration - April 22, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
[Registration is free and open to CUR members] 
Partake in our celebration honoring our 2020 AURA recipients. 

Posters on the Hill - April 27-28, 2021 | Virtual
[Registration is required only for student researchers, event is open to the public] 
Find out how you can support these 60 prestigious Posters on the Hill researchers and celebrate their achievements.

CUR Conversations: Building Community - April 30, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET 
[Registration is free and open to CUR members] 
Register today to join in on an informal community discussion that focuses on undergraduate student cohorts and other relationships in this virtual and hybrid world. 
Planning Ahead? Mark your calendars for our future Undergraduate Research Week celebrations: ​
April 18 - 22, 2022 & April 17 - 21, 2023