Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship CURS supports faculty-led research and scholarly activity with undergraduates at Augusta University in various disciplines. At Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University) we believe in providing undergraduates the opportunity to build close working relationships with faculty and peers.

Today's competitive job market is forcing dramatic changes in higher education. Students aren't simply being asked to memorize pages of lecture notes. Instead, undergraduates are being challenged to become active contributors to the development and dissemination of new knowledge in their field of study. Augusta University is working to become an institution of choice for students who want to perform cutting-edge research and do real scholarly or creative work as undergraduates. The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) was created to encourage this new learning paradigm. We are working to develop programs that engage our students in faculty-led research and creative work that can begin when students arrive on campus as freshmen and continue through graduation. CURS had sponsored a number of initiatives which are intended to promote faculty-student research and scholarship in all disciplines across campus. These initiatives include: CURS Brown Bag Series: For the past few years CURS has hosted the Brown Bag Series which generally takes place on Friday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:00pm in the JSAC Ballroom. Typically, two students present their scholarly work after a pizza lunch is served. Attendance is usually between 60 and 90 students, faculty and staff. CURS Grants: Many of the undergraduate projects require some financial support for supplies or travel. The CURS Grants program was created to fill this need. CURS works closely with faculty to ensure programs are developed that meet the needs of the faculty, our students and the University. The CURS Advisory Committee is key to our recent success. Our representatives, from a wide range of departments on campus, encourage both the students and faculty to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the process of undergraduate scholarship and to work with CURS to help create an even more effective teaching and learning environment.

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Our annual Undergraduate Research Fair was a MAJOR success! Thank you to our ambassadors and everyone who stopped by to ...
11/11/2020

Our annual Undergraduate Research Fair was a MAJOR success! Thank you to our ambassadors and everyone who stopped by to appreciate our researchers’ hard work!❤️

Who doesn’t like a sweet treat?🍭Come by the CURS office ALL WEEK and choose a delicious snack as a token of our apprecia...
11/09/2020

Who doesn’t like a sweet treat?🍭Come by the CURS office ALL WEEK and choose a delicious snack as a token of our appreciation! Also, don’t forget to enter in the drawing for a giveaway prize!🤩

Congratulations to Dr. Sabbatini, CURS 2020 Mentor of Excellence recipient. We are thrilled to honor you with this award...
10/26/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Sabbatini, CURS 2020 Mentor of Excellence recipient. We are thrilled to honor you with this award for all the work you do for our student researchers!
Augusta University College of Science & Mathematics #mentorsrock #studentresearch

10/22/2020

Several student research presentations on Friday Oct 23rd! Tune in and hear about these amazing projects. Links to presentations found on www.augusta.edu/curs

Mark your calendars for THIS Friday‼️Come support our student researchers as they present their work. They worked hard a...
10/20/2020

Mark your calendars for THIS Friday‼️Come support our student researchers as they present their work. They worked hard and would love to see you there✨

To continue plugging in our ambassadors, our next one is Hisham!✨                            His curious nature and appe...
10/14/2020

To continue plugging in our ambassadors, our next one is Hisham!✨ His curious nature and appetite for learning drew him to research while the unique experiences made him stay. 

“Research may seem like a daunting task at first, but it will be one of the most transformative experiences in your undergraduate career!” He advises students to never underestimate the power of cold emails to potential mentors and PI’s.
If you have any questions or need advise on how to start out in research, you can reach Hisham via his student email✉️

Don’t forget our workshop tomorrow on the basics of presenting. You don’t want to miss it‼️
10/12/2020

Don’t forget our workshop tomorrow on the basics of presenting. You don’t want to miss it‼️

Our 2nd CURS ambassador is Katherine!Katherine wanted to get involved in research with CURS because of the resources the...
10/01/2020

Our 2nd CURS ambassador is Katherine!Katherine wanted to get involved in research with CURS because of the resources they could offer, like poster sessions and seminars📈Katherine’s word of advice for those interested in conducting research would be to reach out to a professor and discuss your interest with them! 👩‍🏫

Have any questions for Katherine or want some more peer guidance? Reach out via her tagged Instagram! ✨

CURS is excited to introduce you to our research ambassadors! 🎉They’ll be introduced through out the week👀              ...
09/29/2020

CURS is excited to introduce you to our research ambassadors! 🎉They’ll be introduced through out the week👀 Caleb came to Augusta University to pursue a career in dentistry (hopefully at the Dental College of Georgia)🦷 He decided to apply for CURS in hopes of finding a research advisor he could complete his honors thesis under. Caleb’s advice to anyone who is interested in research, “Apply because it gives you an opportunity to connect with advisors and fellow students from all around. For students who are serious about getting involved in research, CURS is the best of both worlds because you can build so many connections and you get paid to do research. CURS has proven to be flexible enough to allow time for research and other academic endeavors.There is no doubt in my mind that the CURS program is the most productive way to spend your time!”
You have questions for caleb? Reach out via his tagged Instagram‼️

THIS FRIDAY‼️ You don’t want to miss our student researchers present virtually. The link is provided in the bio or check...
09/21/2020

THIS FRIDAY‼️ You don’t want to miss our student researchers present virtually. The link is provided in the bio or check our website✨

Join us Friday at 1pm on MS Teams for our next research presentation.  This week will host presentations on Financial Li...
09/21/2020

Join us Friday at 1pm on MS Teams for our next research presentation. This week will host presentations on Financial Literacy and also Violence in Children's Literature (Nancy Drew). We can't wait to hear more about these topics and support our undergraduate researchers!

Join us this Friday at 1pm to hear from Leslie and Caleb
08/24/2020

Join us this Friday at 1pm to hear from Leslie and Caleb

Here's another opportunity to present your research this semester. Deadline is Sept. 10. Email curs@augusta.edu for deta...
08/21/2020

Here's another opportunity to present your research this semester. Deadline is Sept. 10. Email [email protected] for details.

Planning to join a lab based research opportunity? Sign up for training today! Limited seatsRsvp to CURS@augusta.edu
08/10/2020

Planning to join a lab based research opportunity? Sign up for training today! Limited seats
Rsvp to [email protected]

#MythMonday
04/27/2020

#MythMonday

Introducing our 2nd Ambassador: Anish Sangari!!! Hello! My name is Anish Sangari and I am proud to be a part of the grad...
04/23/2020

Introducing our 2nd Ambassador: Anish Sangari!!!

Hello! My name is Anish Sangari and I am proud to be a part of the graduating class of 2021. I am originally from Sunnyvale, California and currently a Cell and Molecular Biology major at Augusta University. I am interested in pursuing medicine post graduation hopefully here at the Medical College of Georgia. I am also part of the Table Tennis club on campus and in the city. My favorite part of research is the problem solving aspect where I get to apply the knowledge I learned in the classroom to real-world problems. Research has taught me to persevere in times of hardship and never to give up. I have always found that the longer I spend on a strenuous, exhausting research task, the more satisfying it feels to solve the problem and overcome the hurdle. I look forward to meeting everyone interested in research. Go Jags!
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If interested in applying to be an Ambassador next year click the link below! http://auginstruction.us.newsweaver.com/19nl4wupoc/13af1eohiyp/external?a=5&p=2342985&t=273335

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04/22/2020

Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship's cover photo

Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
04/22/2020

Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
04/22/2020

Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Link to apply: https://ghsu.wufoo.com/Eligibility Criteria for Award Recipient: o Full-time AU faculty member o Has work...
04/01/2020

Link to apply: https://ghsu.wufoo.com/

Eligibility Criteria for Award Recipient:
o Full-time AU faculty member
o Has worked with one or more undergraduate students on scholarship of her/his discipline for at least two semesters at AU

All nominations are due Thursday, April 2nd! Check our our website for more information!!

‼️ CONTEST ALERT ‼️CURS is excited to announce our #seemeresearch photo contest for Research Week 2020!! All you have to...
04/01/2020

‼️ CONTEST ALERT ‼️CURS is excited to announce our #seemeresearch photo contest for Research Week 2020!! All you have to do is DM us a picture related to research/scholarship and the picture that gets the most likes wins a prize! Swipe to see more details for entry (all entries are encouraged but you must be an AU student to win). Feel free to reach out with any questions, good luck 👍

Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
03/31/2020

Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Join us at 1 pm for our very first Research Week 2020!! Aria will he presenting the research she has done at the Medical...
03/30/2020

Join us at 1 pm for our very first Research Week 2020!! Aria will he presenting the research she has done at the Medical College of GA as well as sharing with viewers what her experience doing research has been like. To join the WebEx meeting please open the link below: https://aug.webex.com/meet/juldavis

CURS will be hosting an online version of Research Week starting next Monday, be sure to tune in! Every day March 30th-A...
03/27/2020

CURS will be hosting an online version of Research Week starting next Monday, be sure to tune in! Every day March 30th-April 3rd at 1pm we’ll have a live presentation via or session via WebEx where students will be presenting research and both students and faculty will discuss their research experiences. Feel free to DM, email, or call us with any questions or if you want to get involved/present. Be on the lookout for more info coming soon!

Now that we’re transitioning to online platforms as our main source of learning, here are some tips to make sure you get...
03/24/2020

Now that we’re transitioning to online platforms as our main source of learning, here are some tips to make sure you get the best out of your experience! At the end of the day just remember to be professional, punctual, and polite 😁 If you have any questions or would like to discuss research/scholarship please feel free to DM, email, call, or connect with us via TEAMS!!

Introducing our 1st Ambassador: Hisham Kashif!!! ”My name is Hisham Kashif and I am from Marietta, Georgia. As a sophomo...
03/20/2020

Introducing our 1st Ambassador: Hisham Kashif!!!

”My name is Hisham Kashif and I am from Marietta, Georgia. As a sophomore majoring in cell and molecular biology, I have spent the majority of my time at Augusta volunteering at the hospital as an inpatient liaison and working with other students through the Student Health and Advisory Council. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies with friends, working out, and fencing in the Augusta University Fencing Club that was founded by my friends and me. I plan on attending the Medical School of Georgia in the future. Research has educated me on the importance of learning from mistakes, understanding how to problem solve, and developing critical thinking skills in a way that can be applied to a variety of situations, not just in classrooms.”
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If interested in applying to be an Ambassador next year click the link below! http://auginstruction.us.newsweaver.com/19nl4wupoc/13af1eohiyp/external?a=5&p=2342985&t=273335

03/17/2020
NOTICE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT: AU will be transitioning to online classes for the rest of the semester. Please...
03/17/2020

NOTICE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT: AU will be transitioning to online classes for the rest of the semester. Please refrain from coming on campus or staying in AU residence halls unless you have special permission to stay at your residence. CURS will be holding virtual office hours and meetings for students so feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions. We will be posting more information updating students on protocol for research and scholarship during this time. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!

03/13/2020
Due to the recent decision to suspend instruction, CURS has decided to cancel our Oral and Poster Presentation Workshop ...
03/13/2020

Due to the recent decision to suspend instruction, CURS has decided to cancel our Oral and Poster Presentation Workshop for today!! If you need any help with information for a poster or a presentation please feel free to email us at [email protected]! Make sure to check your email for updates from AU and any conferences/events you’re presenting at in case there are changes being made. Hope everyone stays safe and has a great weekend!!

One of the best things about research and scholarship is that they happen all year long! We have tons of mentors looking...
03/02/2020

One of the best things about research and scholarship is that they happen all year long! We have tons of mentors looking to work with students during the semester or summer, come stop by the CURS office to learn more about all the flexible opportunities we have 😊 #MYTHMonday

Presenting the CURS 2019-2020 Ambassadors! You will see these helpful students at our many events and also around campus...
02/27/2020

Presenting the CURS 2019-2020 Ambassadors! You will see these helpful students at our many events and also around campus! If you have any questions about research, feel free to find one of our Ambassadors to help guide you. They have all participated in one or more areas of research and have experience with presenting research as well. Follow us on social media (@aug_curs) for highlights about each one.

We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2020 Ambassadors! Students from all disciplines at AU are encouraged to apply, visit our website for more info and the application.

Attended Posters at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday with Juan and Dr. Soma. Thanks to our legislatures for valuing underg...
02/26/2020

Attended Posters at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday with Juan and Dr. Soma. Thanks to our legislatures for valuing undergraduate research!

Students from any discipline at AU are welcome to get involved in research and scholarship! Stop by our office or schedu...
02/17/2020

Students from any discipline at AU are welcome to get involved in research and scholarship! Stop by our office or schedule an appointment to find a project that interests you 😊 #MYTHMonday

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Slight change of our schedule today. Sinead O'Bryant will be speak today at 1 and Rachel Visintainer will speak Thursday at 1:00. Hope to see you in the WebEx!
So happy to have our new Ambassador, Aria Kumar, with us! (Thanks for posting on FB!! :)
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