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Student-Faculty Research: Spring 2021

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Through the Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE), Pace is taking student-faculty research to a new level of visibility and access. Apply for the Provost’s Summer 2021 Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research Awards by March 31 and for Virtual Student Research Day on April 23.

For decades, research has been a major component of our University and its mission of Opportunitas. Through the newly centralized Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Pace is ensuring that our students are empowered to participate in faculty-mentored research and creative inquiry  to enhance both their individual undergraduate experience and the overall University research culture.

Originally housed in Dyson College and now based in the Office of Research, CURE leads, supports, and facilitates student-faculty research collaborations throughout the schools and colleges of Pace. The Center’s work is building upon forty years of undergraduate research in Dyson College as a high-impact educational practice that advances student success.

“CURE is working to broaden participation in undergraduate research because students benefit in significant ways! For example, student learning is enhanced by mentoring relationships with faculty who serve an essential role as expert advisers in undergraduate research," said Assistant Provost for Research and the Director of CURE Maria Iacullo-Bird, PhD. "Student engagement in undergraduate research also contributes to higher retention and graduation rates, clarifies career goals and increases enrollment in graduate and professional schools. Additionally, by cultivating critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and oral and written communication skills research experiences help prepare students for the twenty-first century workplace.” 

>>Visit the new CURE website

The new website highlights what CURE has to offer and is the central repository for undergraduate research information at Pace.  In addition to providing student opportunities and faculty support, CURE leads new research initiatives, organizes undergraduate research events and facilitates access to resources.

Spring 2021 Opportunities

Provost’s Summer 2021 Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research Awards                                                                                                      

This summer research program is for undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in September 2021; it supports faculty-mentored projects developed in courses and research settings that will benefit from in-depth development during the summer months.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
>> Apply now

Spring 2021 Virtual Student Research Day
Friday, April 23, 2021

Undergraduate students throughout Pace University are invited to present their research and artistic projects at the spring virtual poster session. Student Research Day is designed to offer Honors College seniors, the Provost’s Undergraduate Research awardees, and student researchers in all schools and colleges the opportunity to present their work to the Pace Community. The virtual format is facilitated by using a four part “quad” chart design for posters with four explanatory slides.

Apply and learn more by visiting the CURE webpage