CURE - Collaborative Undergraduate Research Experience

About the Program

The purpose of this program is to encourage undergraduate students and faculty research collaborations at Parks. The goal is to expose undergraduates to faculty-mentored research during a yearlong program, while providing them with additional experiences, such as tours of local industry and oral and written presentation of their projects, to allow the students to explore career options in engineering and aviation including but not limited to graduate studies.

The proposed project must involve both the student and the faculty member as meaningful contributors to the outcome of the project. The nature of the faculty contribution may vary across departments. 

The project may start as early as the beginning of the spring semester and end at the latest before the holiday winter break.  Students can work part-time for not more than 10 hours a week during the spring and fall semesters and full-time for 40 hours a week during the summer. Projects may end after summer and not continue in the following fall if the faculty and student choose to do so.

Application Process

Submissions are due by December 1, 2016. Winners will be announced after January 15. Proposals are to be submitted electronically to the Office of Parks Graduate Education and Research at