USciences Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The CUR promotes investigations in all academic disciplines and cultivates a passion for independent discovery by equipping students for the challenges of the future in any career or educational situation. The Center supports high-quality research and creative activities that engages students through inquiry-based learning to advance the University of the Science’s educational mission.


CUR Undergraduate Research Festival

March 10-12, 2020 - Three Days of Celebrating Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Dec 5, 2019: Science Communication Workshop - Franklin Institute's Director of Science Content and Chief Bio-scientist Jayatri Das, Ph.D. spoke to over 60 USciences undergrads on the value of communicating their science and research effectively. The hour-long workshop - made possible by Dr. Roberto Ramos's IREG grant funded by the Charles Kaufman Foundation, included exercises on listening, reflecting (on one's audience and message), expressing, and story-telling - techniques that enhance the communication of one's research ideas.

Dec 3, 2019: The 2019 Fall CUR Research Speed-Meet: The very popular Research Speed-Dating Event had 16 USciences faculty participating, making possible over 70 meetings with students in one hour!

Summer of 2019: 11 USciences undergraduates received USURF funding to pursue undergraduate research. Go to the USURF page to learn more about these highly-talented undergraduate researchers and their passion for the work they do.

2019 USciences CUR Research Festival showcased nationally on Council of Undergraduate Research Website

In April 2019, a record number of USciences undergraduates participated in the annual USciences CUR Research Festival - a three-day event that featured an Elevator Talk Competition, an Image of Research Exhibit, USURF Recognition Lunch, Research Speed-Dating, Alumni Career Panel, Poster Sessions and a Student Research Symposium. The event was showcased at the National Council of Undergraduate Research website

2019 USURF Recognition and Appreciation Lunch

“USURF has led me to thinking about using my research skills in fields like engineering" - Brett Conti Physics ’19

Twelve 2018 USURF Awardees pose with their mentors and senior USciences administrators during the CUR Recognition Lunch.

CUR Founding Director Dr. Roberto Ramos awards Marvin Samson with a Plaque of Appreciation for his support of undergraduate research programs, including the USURF.


Get involved in undergraduate research ! Learn and get tips from a panel of undergraduate researchers.

Thursday Oct 24, 2019, 1-2 pm STC 237

How to Fund your Undergraduate Research Experience !

Thursday Oct 31, 2019, 1-2 pm STC 237

Communicating Science Effectively - Guest: Dr. Jayitra Das, Franklin Institute's Chief Bioscientist / Director of Science Content

Thursday Dec 5, 2019, 1-2 pm RH 102

****PAST SEMINAR SLIDES AND LIST OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTORS can be found in "Opportunities Tab on Taskbar".******