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Strategies to Involve Undergraduates in Research:
Upper Division Courses, Independent Study, and REU's

The materials in this module were developed as part of a collaborative project of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and the On the Cutting Edge program for geoscience faculty development with funding from the National Science Foundation. Workshop participants were asked to create a set of web-based modules that aggregate the community knowledge, experience and resources that can encourage and support undergraduate research across the geoscience curriculum.

For more information on undergraduate as a pedagogy, see the Undergraduate Research module from Pedagogy in Action, which details why and how to use undergraduate research in your course as well as hosts a collection of example activities and resources related to undergraduate research.

Essays of community knowledge, experiences, and resources supporting undergraduate research written by the participants of the 2011 CUR-Cutting Edge Writing Retreat (learn more about this project)

Resources from CUR

There is a wealth of information in the articles of the CUR Quarterly. Take some time to browse through back issues!

There is also a very rich collection of Special Publications from CUR that cover a broad range of topics related to undergraduate research. Check out these informative and useful publications!

Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (Acrobat (PDF) 1.2MB Sep17 13)–Council on Undergraduate Research (2012)

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