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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

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    Submit a paper proposal for a publication on Confronting Failure: Approaches to Building Confidence and Resilience in Undergraduate Researchers
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    Duke Kunshan University seeks multiple faculty candidates who excel at guiding undergraduate research at a new interdisciplinary University
  • Hiring Educational Specialist for CURE/VIP programming
    The Swenson College of Science & Engineering (SCSE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth
    (UMD) invites applications for an Educational Program Specialist. Our vision for this position
    builds on existing and new initiatives within the College to build an inclusive learning community
    that is founded on justice, equity, and diversity and is supportive of every student's growth and
    success. As a member of the SCSE Dean's leadership team, this person will oversee
    cross-college educational programs including support and development of research programs
    embedded in the curriculum (i.e., Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences
    (CUREs) or Vertically Integrated Projects (VIPs)) for all students in SCSE.

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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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