Between March and May, faculty members were engaged in workshops, webinars, and focused work time to transform their classrooms into experiential learning platforms. Smith Institute for Applied Research’s Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Fellowship & Grant Program supported faculty in developing research projects to integrate into their course curriculum and engage the entire class in addressing a research question or problem during the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters.
Through course-based research projects, students acquire valuable skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving, collaboration, leadership, oral and written communication, technology and analysis, and professional work ethics that are in-demand by top employers.
By participating in six workshops, Fellows developed a strategy for imparting research knowledge and skills to their students, and later submitted the materials they prepared during the fellowship for consideration for a CURE grant. Below are grant award winners:
Individual CURE Grant awards range between $800 and $2300 and can be used to support course-based research related expenses such as participant stipends, software, technology, textbooks, and dissemination of research findings.