USciences Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Application Period for the USURF 2022 Summer Research Awards is now closed. Applicants will be informed of the results by April 24, 2022.

The CUR cordially invites you to participate in this week's university-wide celebration of the Undergraduate Research Festival. Click on the photo below to access this week's Program.

Seventy USciences students registered for the CUR Workshop on Applying for Paid Summer Research Experiences. USciences student Shanice James shared her NSF-REU experience doing Genome Science and Computational Biology at Sam Houston State University.

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Over 70 students attended the "Get involved in Undergraduate Research Panel Discussion on Nov. 18, 2021.

Sixty-five USciences undergraduates attended the CUR's Dec 8, 2020 Event entitled "How to Apply for Paid Research Experiences & Internships". The event included Dr. Ramos's presentation followed by a student panel featuring Julie Nguyen and Thomas Webster.

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Over 70 students from USciences and even several high school students attended the CUR's Nov 5, 2020 Event entitled "Get involved in Undergraduate Research!". The event included Dr. Ramos's presentation on what the CUR is, followed by a student panel discussion featuring the following USciences undergraduate researchers: Kunjal Dhanju, Divya Pillai, Keshav Patel and Thomas Webster.

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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.


USciences' 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" with an interview of CUR Founding Director Dr. Roberto Ramos.

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 https://www.cur.org/resources/urw/upcoming/#usciences

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.

RECENT CUR EVENTS :

Summer High School Science Research Internship Showcase

Thursday August 19, 2021, 10-11 am STC Atrium

How to Engage Public Audiences: A Communications Workshop for Current and Future Scientists

Thursday August 12, 2021, 2:30-4 pm STC 145