Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

February 19, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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CUR extends deadline for poster abstract submission

CUR_Conf_logoThe Council on Undergraduate Research has extended the deadline to submit poster abstracts for presentation at the 16th CUR Conference. Abstracts are now due by Feb. 28. The 2014 CUR Conference takes place June 28-July 1 in Washington, D.C.

CUR invites submissions of research posters from any discipline, with the following themes encouraged:

  • Undergraduate Research for the Public Good
  • Undergraduate Research for All! Ensuring Access to High Quality Opportunities
  • Undergraduate Research for High-Impact Learning: Scaling Up and Scaffolding
  • Undergraduate Research for Transformation: Assessing the Impact
  • Undergraduate Research for Mentors: Support and Sustenance
  • Funding for Undergraduate Research: Finding and Leveraging Resources
  • Undergraduate Research for the Future: Exploring New Directions
  • Other non-theme proposals are welcome

Click here for abstract requirements and submission instructions, or click here for more information on the 2014 CUR Conference.

November 20, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Call for undergraduate research highlights: CUR spring quarterly

Council on Undergraduate ResearchThe Council on Undergraduate Research is now accepting submissions for the “Undergraduate Research Highlights” section of the spring 2014 CUR Quarterly.  The highlights contain brief descriptions of peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications by undergraduate students that appeared in journals in the last six months.

The publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate authors or co-authors.  The deadline for submission is Dec. 15, 2013.

Click here for formatting requirements and submission instructions.  Samples of past undergraduate research highlights are available on the CUR website.

About CUR

The Council on Undergraduate Research is a national organization devoted to supporting and promoting high-quality collaborative research between faculty and undergraduate students.  In addition to sponsoring annual conferences and other meetings, they also provide faculty development resources and other materials to help members improve the undergraduate research environment on their campuses.  Baylor is an enhanced institutional member of CUR, which allows our faculty, administrators and students to join CUR at no additional cost.  Click here to learn more about CUR.

August 21, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Call for undergraduate research highlights: CUR winter quarterly

Council on Undergraduate ResearchThe Council on Undergraduate Research is now accepting submissions for the “Undergraduate Research Highlights” section of the winter 2013 CUR Quarterly.  The highlights section contains brief descriptions of peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications by undergraduates that appeared in journals in the last six months.

The publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate authors or co-authors.  The deadline for submission is Sept. 15, 2013.

Click here for formatting requirements and submission instructions.  Samples of past undergraduate research highlights are available on the CUR website.

About CUR

The Council on Undergraduate Research is a national organization devoted to supporting and promoting high-quality collaborative research between faculty and undergraduate students.  In addition to sponsoring annual conferences and other meetings, they also provide faculty development resources and other materials to help members improve the undergraduate research environment on their campuses.  Baylor is an enhanced institutional member of CUR, which allows our faculty, administrators and students to join CUR at no additional cost.  Click here to learn more about CUR.

August 14, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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CUR announces new engineering division

The Council on Undergraduate Research has announced the formation of a new division to provide national leadership and discipline-specific expertise in developing undergraduate research in engineering and engineering-related fields.

Through the new engineering division, CUR plans to provide professional support and networking opportunities for engineering faculty engaged in undergraduate research, and to identify and disseminate best practices for embedding undergraduate research in engineering curriculum.

Faculty in any engineering area are invited to join the new division.  To change your divisional affiliation, click here to update your CUR profile.

Baylor maintains an enhanced institutional membership to CUR which allows our faculty members to join as individual members at no cost.  Any Baylor faculty member interested in undergraduate research is invited to visit the CUR website to learn more about the organization and the benefits of becoming involved.

July 10, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Council on Undergraduate Research announces call for submissions on incorporating undergrad research into capstone courses

Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research has announced a call for submissions to appear in the summer 2014 edition of the CUR Quarterly. The issue will focus on capstone experiences and how they can help to facilitate undergraduate research. CUR is seeking four to five authors to write 2,000 to 3,500 word articles on incorporating undergraduate research into capstone experiences. They will also accept shorter vignettes of around 300 words offering creative suggestions with regard to any aspect of undergraduate research and capstone experiences.

According to the CUR announcement, potential topics of interest include:

  • What types of undergraduate research experiences are facilitated by capstones?
  • How do different models of capstones support undergraduate research learning goals?
  • Are discipline-specific and open-curricular capstone models equally effective in supporting undergraduate research?
  • What types of scaffolded curricular elements support undergraduate research focused capstones?
  • How are undergraduate research experiences being assessed in capstones?

If you are interested in submitting an article or vignette, submit a 300-500 word prospectus through the CUR website. The deadline for submission is August 5, 2013. Accepted authors will be notified by Aug. 13, 2013 and final text for review and editing must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2013.

About CUR

The Council on Undergraduate Research is a national organization devoted to supporting and promoting high-quality collaborative research between faculty and undergraduate students. In addition to sponsoring annual conferences and other meetings, they also provide faculty development resources and other materials to help members improve the undergraduate research environment on their campuses. Baylor is an enhanced institutional member of CUR, which allows our faculty, administrators and students to join CUR at no additional cost. Click here to learn more about CUR.

May 23, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Call for undergraduate research highlights: CUR Fall Quarterly

Council on Undergraduate ResearchThe Council on Undergraduate Research is now accepting submissions for the “Undergraduate Research Highlights” section of the fall 2013 CUR Quarterly.  Highlights consist of brief descriptions of peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications which appeared in scholarly journals in the past six months.

The publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate authors or co-authors.  The deadline for submission is June 14, 2013.

Click here for formatting requirements and submission instructions.  Samples of past undergraduate research highlights are available on the CUR website.

About CUR

The Council on Undergraduate Research is a national organization devoted to supporting and promoting high-quality collaborative research between faculty and undergraduate students.  In addition to sponsoring annual conferences and other meetings, they also provide faculty development resources and other materials to help members improve the undergraduate research environment on their campuses.  Baylor is an enhanced institutional member of CUR, which allows our faculty, administrators and students to join CUR at no additional cost.  Click here to learn more about CUR.