SJU Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR)

On June 1, 2022, the University of the Sciences and Saint Joseph's University merged into a combined university. A new Center for Undergraduate Research has been formed to promote undergraduate research at both University City and Hawk Hill campuses of SJU.

The SJU 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. 

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March 22nd is SJU Day of Giving. Generous gifts have greatly supported SSP over the years. Please click on the link below to give to the Summer Scholars Program and make a difference in the lives of undergraduates:

What is Undergraduate Research and why is it important ?

From the Council of Undergraduate Research: "Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry is fundamentally a pedagogical approach to teaching and learning. With an emphasis on process, CUR defines undergraduate research as:  A mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge....

...Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry enriches undergraduate education and helps students achieve their academic and career goals through the critical skills they gain and sharpen through these experiences."

About 40 SJU students attended the "Get Involved in Undergraduate Research" Panel Discussion on Nov. 11, 2022. Guest student researchers included Caitlyn Ulmer(Pharm/Tox), James Hannigan (Pharm Chemistry), Jackie Wurman (Neuroscience) and Annie Winkler (Biology). 

Undergraduate Research featured  nationally in the Council of Undergraduate Research Blog "Five in Five: How One University’s Quick Thinking Led to a Successful Virtual Experience".