Best Practices for STEM CUREs Teaching Circle–Fall 2023

7 June 2024

In the fall of 2023, five Carleton STEM faculty members met to discuss the elements of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), their experiences implementing CUREs at Carleton, and the desired…

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Scaffolding to a Course Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in a Cognitive Science Lab

7 June 2024

The CURE in Cognitive Processes (CGSC 232/233) has three stages. The first focuses on giving students experience participating in cognitive evaluations. This includes reviewing canonical experiments in cognitive psychology and…

Teaching students to be (neuro)scientists via a course-based undergraduate research experience in a Foundations in Neuroscience course.

7 June 2024

A course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) affords students the opportunity to do hands-on research while enabling faculty to generate data. Here, I describe a CURE conducted in Foundations in Neuroscience…

Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CURE) in Geology courses.

7 June 2024

I teach several geology courses. In each course, my students are given research topics at the start of the term and instructions on how to conduct research. Throughout the term…

What Do CUREs Look Like in Physics?

7 June 2024

CUREs for Physics The amount of course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) happening in my own teaching and across physics and astronomy at Carleton ranges from rare to pervasive depending on…

Developing a New CURE in Organic Chemistry

7 June 2024

My goal is to implement a stand-alone CURE course in organic chemistry in the spring of 2025 (CHEM 300). I spent part of my 2022-23 sabbatical searching for an experiment…