Student Researchers

The GeoCUR Award for Excellence in Student Research will be issued for the first time in 2014. Nomination deadline: March 15 annually. (note extended deadline)

CUR’s Geoscience Division (GeoCUR) gives annual awards to full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year educational institution engaging in research emphasizing the geosciences, such as geology, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, etc. These students must have been enrolled for one full year at their current institution by the date of the award announcement (April).

The faculty mentor must be a member of GeoCUR, (free with enhanced institutional CUR membership – see below for details). One award per department will be given to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student. The department will determine the criteria for the award and will make the selection. The online form must be completed by March 15 so that certificates may be processed and forwarded to the departments for presentation by April 15.

The award consists of a certificate. Awardees will be publicized on the CUR Geoscience Division website. We encourage faculty to take advantage of this program to recognize your students, only available to faculty members of GeoCUR.

Nomination/Submission Information

All nominations are to be submitted online at the GeoCUR website by March 15. Only one nomination (250 words maximum) will be accepted per department, and the faculty mentor must be a CUR member. Not sure if your institution is an enhanced member? Check with your institution or contact us to see if you are on the list. If your institution is listed as an enhanced member, be sure to join GeoCUR – for free!

Download a PDF file with the award announcement.

 

Questions?  Contact:

Allison Schwartz, University of West Florida, aschwartz “at” uwf.edu

Ginny Peterson, Grand Valley State University, petersvi “at” gvsu.edu

 

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