Course Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) are an effective method of teaching students not only content, but also critical thinking, scientific practice, and other skills beneficial to their education and success. They lower the barrier to participation in undergraduate research, thereby increasing access to entry. Thus, CUREs are especially valuable to under-performing students as they are an effective means of bridging the achievement gap. Due to the value and effectiveness of CUREs in student development, Lynn University has implemented a means by which students are exposed to CUREs and skills necessary to complete a CURE throughout the Environmental Studies major curriculum. This presentation will give a description of the curriculum and how CUREs and CURE-required skills are taught throughout the curriculum culminating in a fully independent capstone research project.
Earth and Space Science Open Archive
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
San Francisco, CA
College of Arts and Sciences
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Lecher, A. L., & Korte, C. S. (2019, November 23). Building skills for and implementing Course Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) across an environmental studies curriculum. Abstract published in the Earth and Space Science Open Archive. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10501127.1