Dan Moore is a professor of geology at Brigham Young University – Idaho. He is also the Research Director of the Southeast Idaho Research Institute, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide mentored research experiences to undergraduate students. He was a GeoCUR councilor 2012-2015 and a CUR member since 2010.
“Guiding undergraduates as they learn to practice their craft–both inside and outside the classroom–is very fulfilling. I enjoy watching them begin to think deeply, make connections, and develop as budding professionals as they engage in discovery. I find that students who choose to participate in undergraduate research learn more deeply and take more ownership of their education. Mentored student research provides me with opportunities to share my love of discovery with my students. I got involved in CUR because I wanted to understand best practices in undergraduate research. I have stayed because the organization does that well and because the people are great.”