Amanda Doherty examining microstructures inside of a gastropod shell using a petrographic microscope in the UW Oshkosh Geology Department as part of her Honor's Thesis research.

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

What is CUR?

CUR is a national organization whose goal is to strengthen science, mathematics, and engineering research programs at predominantly undergraduate institutions.

CUR has eight disciplinary divisions: Biology, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, and At-Large Administrative. CUR offers:

I encourage all UW-Oshkosh faculty to become members of CUR. I am the University Liaison for CUR. Please feel free to contact me (Eric Hiatt, for membership materials or go to the CUR website for more information and to become a member online,

Members receive: 1) a subscription to the CUR Quarterly, 2) discounts to attend CUR’s National Conference and the April Dialogue, 3) access to special information on funding opportunities, jobs, and other resources, 4) discounts on CUR’s publications, and 5) gain opportunities to participate with their students in the Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship program. Click here for CUR membership services.

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UW Oshkosh undergraduate researcher Piper Poe making a petrographic thin section-- a 30 µm thick slice of rock on a microscope slide-- as part of her undergraduate research project.

UW Oshkosh undergraduate researchers Cole Edwards (now Dr. Cole Edwards) and Meg Seibel at the 2008 UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship.


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