The CURE agenda for the week:
Monday, May 9
• Presentations on faculty research by:
* Bahr
* Jacob Leachman, assistant professor of mechanical and materials science engineering
* Gary Thorgaard, professor of biology
* Marc Weber, staff scientist at the Center for Materials Engineering
* Konstantin Matveev, assistant professor of mechanical and materials science engineering
* Karl Englund, assistant research professor of civil engineering
* Nehal Abu-Lail, assistant professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering

• Presentations on faculty research by:
* Bahr
* Jacob Leachman, assistant professor of mechanical and materials science engineering
* Gary Thorgaard, professor of biology
* Marc Weber, staff scientist at the Center for Materials Engineering
* Konstantin Matveev, assistant professor of mechanical and materials science engineering
* Karl Englund, assistant research professor of civil engineering
* Nehal Abu-Lail, assistant professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering

•Mock interviews with faculty across campus
Tuesday, May 10
•“Library Skills Game” with Betty Galbraith, sciences librarian and instruction coordinator
•“Writing a Technical Abstract” with Dave Field, professor of mechanical and materials engineering
Wednesday, May 11

•“How to Make a Poster” with Laura Lavine, assistant professor of entomology

•“How to Make a Poster” with Laura Lavine, assistant professor of entomology

•“Lab Notebooks” with Bahr
Thursday, May 12

•“Patents and Intellectual Property” with Anderson

•“Patents and Intellectual Property” with Anderson

•“Types of Literature and Sources” with Vikram Yadama, assistant professor and extension specialist at the Composite Materials Engineering Center
Friday, May 13

•“Oral Presentation Skills” with Bahr
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University faculty will spend this week, May 9-13, working with first- and second-year students as well as recent transfer students to share with them the ins and outs of undergraduate research at the annual Cougar Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) event.
 
CURE is organized by WSU Undergraduate Research, part of the University College, and aims to introduce undergraduates to the skills they will need to be successful researchers at the university level. “Research” also covers scholarship and creative activities.
 
“We are particularly excited about the speakers for this year’s program,” said Dave Bahr, director of undergraduate research and professor of mechanical and materials science engineering. “It features faculty and students from a broader range of disciplines and departments on campus than any past year.”
In addition to the faculty facilitators, Shirley Anderson, an attorney at the Spokane office of Lee and Hayes, PLC, will speak Thursday about the importance of and issues related to intellectual property. The intellectual property law firm was co-founded in 1994 by WSU alumnus Lewis Lee (’88 electrical engineering, business administration and the Honors College).
 
WSU Undergraduate Research has hosted CURE since 2007. While it traditionally has been available after the close of spring semester to students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), this year students from all disciplines were invited to apply.
 
Students who participate receive a $500 stipend to help cover living expenses during the week.
 
Originally funded by the National Science Foundation, CURE is supported privately from the J.L. Stubblefield Trust.
 
The WSU Undergraduate Research 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.