CUR Celebrates Undergraduate Research Week Virtually for the Second Time
Published on March 23, 2021
The Center for Undergraduate Research held their annual Research Festival virtually for the second year in a row. Over 300 students and faculty participated in the week-long online festival. Events included the annual USURF Recognition Event, an “image of scholarship” research exhibit, various panel presentations, and the event’s main research symposium.
The research symposium attracted 170 participants over 4, hour-long panel presentations where USciences students presented their research followed by a brief Q&A session. 25 students received cash awards for outstanding presentations.
The Popular Choice Award was given to the "Images of Scholarship" entry entitled "Mutant Cells vs Wild Type Cells" by Kartik Bhakta and Pedro Ramos, for receiving 515 Facebook"likes".
The inaugural Misher Festival/CUR Prize for Best Research Presentation in Humanities was given to Isaac Hoskins, while Honorable Mention Awards were awarded to Keshav Patel and Megan McGowan for their panel presentations.
Complete information about the 2021 CUR Festival can be found on their Google Site.
Recently, the National Council on Undergraduate Research featured this year's CUR Festival on their website alongside other undergraduate research presentations from across the nation.