PULLMAN – Faculty and staff will lead workshops to help students develop skills for active independent research during the Cougar Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE), a week-long tutorial May 9-13 on the Pullman campus.
 
“Participating in research as undergraduate makes students more desirable job and graduate school candidates,” said Dave Bahr, director of WSU Undergraduate Research. “Those who start early with a program like CURE also increase scholarship and job opportunities during their time in school.”
 
Students will work with librarians to navigate the online and print resources, have a discussion on commercialization with the WSU Research Foundation, refine their presentation skills, and much more.
First-year students are encouraged to apply. Applications are due March 25 but acceptance may begin before the deadline.
All majors are welcome to apply. While the program originally was developed under funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for students in engineering, the techniques covered are applicable to most areas of research and scholarly activity on campus.
 
To help cover living expenses for the week, participants are eligible to apply for a $500 stipend.
Applications are available at www.mme.wsu.edu/~cure/apply. For more information contact Bahr at dbahr@wsu.edu.

The CURE program is jointly funded by the NSF and WSU Undergraduate Research.

WSU Undergraduate Research is part of the University College. Its mission is to increase accessibility of undergraduate research for students from all majors and backgrounds through its programs, including CURE. For more information visit http://UndergraduateResearch.wsu.edu.