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CURE webinar Friday May 18th

Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)

Friday, May 18, 3-4 PM Eastern Time (12-1 PM Pacific Time)

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Exposing undergraduate students to the process of science through authentic research opportunities results in multiple benefits, such as improved interest in science, increased in confidence in performing scientific research, and completion of a STEM major. Unfortunately, true research opportunities are only available to a small subset of students due to lack of supporting resources, such as lab space, time, financial support, and participating faculty. Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) integrate research experiences into undergraduate courses, and provide opportunities for all students to participate in the scientific research process. In this webinar, Cissy Ballen (University of Minnesota) will describe how a CURE differs from a traditional 'cookbook' laboratory environment, and will share her experience developing CUREs for non-biology majors. Cissy will share her recent research that connects desirable student outcomes to assessments of CUREs for non-biology majors. Our special guest, David Matus (Stony Brook University), will also share experiences from his upper-level CURE for biology majors. Participants with all levels of experience with CUREs, from those just learning about CUREs to those who are experienced CURE leaders, are encouraged to join the discussion.  

Featured Guest: Cissy Ballen, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota

with Special Guest: David Q. Matus, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University