Celebrate Undergraduate Research & Creativity
"Too many people associate their college education with lectures, tests, and papers. . .Students at Colorado State have the opportunity to be immersed in high level hands-on activities."
Professor Nancy Levinger, Dept. of Chemistry
Since 1995, undergraduate students at Colorado State University have participated in a variety of events related to original research, design and the creative arts. Celebrate Undergraduate Research & Creativity provides a venue for integrating experiential learning into the undergraduate curriculum. The goals include providing scholarships for bright, ambitious Colorado State undergraduates and fostering a close connection between faculty and students. Most projects are faculty-mentored endeavors, meaning students collaborate directly with a faculty member on a research project.
The annual showcase and awards ceremony every spring features award winners from different disciplines. Students are invited to submit their award-winning projects to the CSU Libraries' Celebrate Undergraduate Research & Creativity Digital Showcase.
Interested in undergraduate research opportunities at CSU?
Check out the Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry for a list of undergraduate research opportunities for CSU students on-campus and elsewhere in the country.
Did your project win an award at the CURC Competition?
Submit your project to the CSU Libraries' Celebrate Undergraduate Research & Creativity Digital Showcase and get a stable URL for your project that you can put in your resume, send to your family and friends, etc.!
Questions or comments? Contact Michelle Wilde.
Here are some winners from previous CURC competitions. Check out all the posters in CSU's Digital Collections!
Buechler, B. L. (2009). The role of the human Translationally Controlled Tumor Protein (TCTP) in mitosis.
Knapp, A. E., Campbell, A. M., Burr, H. K. & Matigian, M. A. (2009). The relationship between cognitive inhibition and extraversion/introversion.
Vigil, S. B. (2009). Purification of phenolic glycolipid from mycobacterium tuberculosis.