Conference on Undergraduate Research and Engagement

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The Conference on Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) is NIU's annual undergraduate research symposium and professional development conference. CURE provides NIU students with the opportunity to formally present faculty-mentored undergraduate research, artistry and engagement projects that they have participated in during the academic year. CURE also provides student attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge on relevant topics for emerging undergraduate researchers through professional development sessions.

During the in-person research symposium on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, students from all colleges will showcase projects they are completing or have completed as part of a capstone or senior project, community engagement project or course, independent study or funded research and artistry program through posters and exhibits for a chance to place in their respective award category. Student presentations will also be available online through the symposium by ForagerOne platform throughout the entire week of April 25.

The 2022 hybrid event will include virtual professional development sessions on the ForagerOne platform Wednesday, April 27.


2022 Upcoming Events

Activity Date
General registration opens February 1, 2022
CURE info session March 9, 2022, 3 p.m.
CURE workshop: Designing Your Academic Poster March 23, 2022, 3 p.m.
CURE workshop: Communicating Your Research and Creating a Flashtalk March 30, 2022, 3 p.m.
Presenter registration deadline (abstract, poster and Flashtalk due) April 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
CURE online event- ForagerOne platform April 25-29, 2022
In-person Research Symposium- Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom April 26, 2022, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. (various sessions)
Concurrent professional development session - ForagerOne platform April 27, 2022, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (various sessions)
Research Symposium award winners chosen and notified May 5, 2022

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
Holmes Student Center 264-266
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