Welcome to CUREnet!

Research experiences are thought to be pivotal in the education and professional development of undergraduate science majors. Yet, there are many more undergraduates than can be accommodated through traditional research internships. In order to meet the demand for undergraduate research experiences, faculty have developed projects that engage whole classes of students in addressing a research question or problem that is of interest to the scientific community, dubbed "Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences" or CUREs.

CUREs offer several advantages over research internships - they can enroll many more students and they are accessible to all students who enroll, not just the few who stand out in class, who are confident enough to approach faculty directly, or who have personal or programmatic connections that help them get access to research.

CUREnet was established in 2012 to support networking among faculty developing, teaching, and assessing CUREs, to share CURE projects and resources, and to develop new tools and strategies for CURE instruction and assessment.


What is a CURE?
CURE as Pedagogy
CURE as Research

CURE Collection »

CUREnet Information

CUREnet Community
CUREnet Institutes
CUREnet for Team Members


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  • Hiring three (3) lecturer positions in Monmouth University Biology Dept.
    Monmouth University is seeking applications for three Lecturer positions in the Biology department. These positions are for the 2022-2023 academic year are two-year appointments with the possibility of subsequent multi-year reappointments. Applications received by June 30, 2022 will receive fullest consideration. The search will be open until filled.
  • MDH CURE Workshop
    Summer workshop on MDH CURES
  • CURE Workshop for biochemistry/malate dehydrogenase
    An invitation to apply for a summer 2022 workshop in San Diego to learn how to teach MDH CUREs.
    This is a funded opportunity for faculty looking to engage students with a protein-based CURE.

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The materials on this website are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 1154681 and 1730273.

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