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What is the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)?

"The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship."

CUR is an organization that believes faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research, and that students engaged in undergraduate research succeed in their studies and professional advancement.

How has CUR helped MSU?

Each year, MSU students participate in CUR events such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and Posters on the Hill.

The MSU Undergraduate Scholars Program (USP) sends anywhere from about a half-dozen to nearly 50 undergraduate researchers to NCUR. In the Spring of 2018, 33 MSU students, accompanied by five faculty members, traveled to NCUR to present their original research in Oklahoma City, OK. 

Last year, MSU student William Griffiths was selected to attend CUR's Posters on the Hill event. This event allowed Will to present his research to Montana delegates and legislators in Washington, D.C. Click here to read more about Will's research and his trip to Posters on the Hill. 

The Council on Undergraduate Research selected MSU to host the 2020 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The esteemed event brings together more than 4,000 students and their faculty mentors for a three-day conference. To learn more about MSU hosting NCUR 2020, click here

MSU CUR Membership Status

Montana State University is a CUR enhanced institution. This membership is paid for by INBRE and USP in partnership with Montana Tech and the University on Montana. 

This membership allows any faculty, student, or staff member from MSU to join CUR at no additional cost to the individual. 

To become a CUR member, click the button below!