'Engaging Undergraduates in Research at Scale: What if the treatment is a CURE?'

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Mississippi State's Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology and Department of Chemistry are co-sponsoring a seminar at the Hand Chemical Lab building. Erin Dolan, Georgia Athletic Association professor of innovative science education at the University of Georgia, will present "Engaging Undergraduates in Research at Scale: What if the treatment is a CURE?" National calls to improve undergraduate STEM education have emphasized the importance of undergraduate research experiences. Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences, or CUREs, involve groups of students in addressing research problems or questions in the context of a class, and have been proposed as scalable ways of engaging undergraduates in research. Dolan's seminar will offer a definition of CUREs, describe what makes them distinctive from other learning experiences, outline the state of knowledge about CURE effectiveness, and highlight results from a study of the Freshman Research Initiative as a unique and highly impactful CURE model. Click the "Link" below for more information.

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Learn more about MSU's Department of Chemistry online at www.chemistry.msstate.edu.