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Council for Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals are committed to encouraging and advancing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty mentors and their students across all disciplines at institutions serving undergraduate students. The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities. Farmingdale State College joined CUR as an institutional member in 2015. Our faculty and administrators can now take advantage of CUR programs, conferences, resources, and funding designed to advance the following goals of the CUR mission of:

  • Integrating and Building Undergraduate Research into Curriculum and Coursework—focusing on building curriculum that is both research-based and supports undergraduate research as an outcome of curriculum.

  • Assessment of the Impact of Undergraduate Research — examines the outcomes of undergraduate research on students, faculty, curriculum and institutions.

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research — offers undergraduate research to a wider audience of undergraduates, faculty, and institutions to increase the diversity of participants, particularly from underrepresented groups and institutions.

  • Innovation and Collaboration in Undergraduate Research — expanding undergraduate research opportunities beyond academic institutions to research collaborations with business and non-profit organizations as well as between higher education institutions.

  • Internationalization and Undergraduate Research — expanding the opportunities for research exchanges, research collaboration, and field research in international settings.

Farmingdale sent a delegation to the 2017 CUR Dialogues program in Washington DC. Click here for presenter handouts from that Conference.

FSC faculty and staff are encouraged to access the complete CUR website and stay up to date with its resources and events.

The institutional representatives from Farmingdale to CUR are:

  • Dr. Beverly Kahn, Director AAIC, RAM program, and professor of Political Science

  • Dr. Erwin Cabrera, Associate Director of the RAM program

Feel free to contact them if you are interested in CUR programs

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