Brandywine campus promotes undergraduate research with new membership

March 01, 2010

In an effort to expand its efforts to promote more engagement with and recognition of undergraduate research, Penn State Brandywine recently became an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The new relationship is designed to assist the campus with its continued development and support of undergraduate research.

Benefits of this relationship include special opportunities for faculty professional development in research and curriculum, opportunities for the campus to add its voice to the national policy debate, priority notices of CUR institutes and other events and reports on the status of undergraduate research, among many others.

Laura Guertin, associate professor of Earth science, currently serves as the chair of the geoscience division of CUR and on CUR's executive board; Phyllis Cole, professor of English, recently was named coordinator for undergraduate research at the campus.

"CUR and its affiliated colleges, universities and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students," according to its Web site. Nearly 600 colleges and universities are Institutional CUR Members.

For more information on CUR, visit online.

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Last Updated March 01, 2010