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CUR Conference 2014: “Undergraduate Research for All”

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is hosting its 16th National Conference, "Creating the Citizens of Tomorrow: Undergraduate Research for All," in Washington, D.C. - a fitting location for its theme of democratizing undergraduate research! In situating the conference in our nation's capital, CUR will highlight cross-disciplinary connections and collaborations among higher education, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The overall goals of the conference are to encourage broad participation in undergraduate research and to make visible its benefits to students, faculty, colleges and universities, and communities. Students who participate in undergraduate research are better prepared in their fields of study as well as more informed as citizens as they learn skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication. But as faculty and institutions still face barriers to giving every student a significant research experience, this conference focuses on creative ideas and practical solutions for meeting those challenges. Conference participants will share strategies and models that have helped strengthen undergraduate research in their institutions—in plenary talks, an exciting variety of conference sessions, and through the informal networking that is a hallmark of CUR conferences.

The CUR National Conference is a place where faculty, administrators, staff, academic partners, and policy-makers share peer-reviewed studies of undergraduate research and showcase models of undergraduate research activities at all types of colleges and universities, in all disciplines. Goals for the conference are to highlight the value of undergraduate research and for participants to learn from each other to broaden the opportunities for undergraduates to participate in undergraduate scholarly work. CUR National meetings are held every two years during the early summer in a variety of locations around the United States, usually for four days, and include diverse presentations types, including posters, workshops, interactive presentations, shared meals, and nationally-recognized keynote speakers. The knowledge and contacts gained during informal conversations are always described by participants as program highlights.

If you should have any questions about CUR 2014, please email or call 202-783-4810.


Washington D.C.