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December 27, 2020
Share with students your sticky notes and storyboards
I encourage all researchers and research mentors to post more about the process of science – the stages of research, the tools we use, how we prepare to disseminate results, etc. All of these are important for students to see and connect with, especially with students doing work during this time of the pandemic away from research labs and face-to-face research communities.
August 10, 2020
Revisiting the continua of undergraduate research
Does your institution have a definition of undergraduate research? How narrow or broad is the definition? Perhaps revisit that definition and think about how to be more inclusive in the practices, components, and students that engage in these experiences.
November 23, 2019
Day 3 – Community College Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Summit 2019
The final day of the Community College Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Summit was a half-day for wrapping up all that we had just uncovered, and figuring out the pathway forward.
November 22, 2019
Day 2 – Community College Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Summit 2019
One lively discussion from the day was about using tthe acronyms URE versus a REU. The acronym REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) puts the “research” first and the “student” last, where as URE (Undergraduate Research Experience) puts the “student” first. REU implies that students are plug-ins to the process, whereas a URE is where research is plugged in.
November 21, 2019
Day 1 – Community College Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Summit 2019
The summit is focused on the role of community colleges in building, implementing, and sustaining undergraduate research experiences (URE) in STEM education and workforce preparation. The event is designed to highlight community college leadership in STEM by raising awareness of the innovative use of UREs as an effective and proven strategy for career skills development, student retention, and academic success.
August 3, 2017
Help NASA collect 2017 Solar Eclipse data
The 2017 solar eclipse presents many opportunities for everyone to get involved in doing science before/during/after the eclipse. NASA has collected a number of citizen science programs at every level from the most basic observations to publishable research opportunities in partnership with NASA and university scientists.
July 25, 2017
CUR’s Code of ethics for undergraduate research
The CUR Code of Ethics for Undergraduate Research covers areas such as personal conduct of faculty members and students, organizational and institutional conduct, conflict of interest, and relationship of mentors and mentees
July 26, 2016
2016 CUR Fellows Award – Dr. Jill Singer
Congratulations to Dr. Jill Singer, named a 2016 CUR Fellow by the Council on Undergraduate Research for influencing undergraduate research through her own research, through scholarly or creative projects with undergraduates, and through demonstrated leadership activities
August 8, 2015
Wrapping up summer mentoring of research students
Here are some thoughts to make sure student researchers are positioned to talk about their research and promote their own new content knowledge and skills sets after their summer experience.
July 15, 2015
Are you looking for a CURE? (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience)
Learn about Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences – what they are, and why you may want to consider doing one with your students