CURE’s mission is to support and promote undergraduate research in all disciplines across the College of Liberal & Creative Arts. We aim to advance faculty-student research mentorships and collaboration through programing that includes professional development, skill-building workshops, curricular innovation and opportunities for students to showcase their work.
We are committed to fostering a culture of mutual engagement that benefits student researchers and their mentors. Undergraduate research in the liberal and creative arts empowers students to explore their passions, embrace their learning and develop lifelong critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the discipline and beyond.
The LCA College Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) is awarding virtual "travel" grants for student majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts who will present their work at a virtual peer-reviewed or juried conference/meeting/exhibit (e.g., as a presenter of a paper, exhibitor of a creative project, performer). Funding can be spent on conference registration fees and/or dues for professional organizations sponsoring the conference who require membership to present. Up to $400 will be awarded per student each fiscal year.
Annual event debuts online with more than 70 original works including papers, essays, designs, comics, visual art, music and more.
Seeking Big Ideas!
The Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship award supports research and creative activity conducted by undergraduate students in partnership with a faculty mentor. Recipients of the Marcus Fellowship will be part of a cohort of fellows engaged in programming that supports research throughout the course of the fellowship. This fellowship opportunity is aimed at undergraduates interested in working closely with a faculty member to develop, complete and present a research project.
The Marcus Undergraduate Student Travel Grant awards grants up to $1,000 for student majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts who will present their work at a peer-reviewed or juried conference/meeting/exhibit (e.g., a presenter of a paper, exhibitor of a creative project, or performer). Funding can be spent on transportation, lodging, and conference registration.
The steering committee oversees subcommittees and is responsible for strategic planning.
Bridget Gelms, English (co-director)
Anastasia Smirnova, English (co-director)
Joshua Singer, Design (co-director; on sabbatical Fall 2020)
Gitanjali Shahani, English
Francis Neely, Political Science
Laura Lisy-Wagner, History
Bridget Gelms, English
Kym Morrison, History
Amy Skonieczny, International Relations
Hsiao-Yun Chu, Design
Sean McFarland, Art
Rebecca Eissler, Political Science
Elizabeth Hunter, Theater
Christina Sabee, Dean's Office
If you have questions or want to learn more about the College Undergraduate Research Experience please contact Assistant Professor Anastasia Smirnova, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Assistant Professor Bridget Gelms, email@example.com.