Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE)
The Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) in Dyson College of Arts and Sciences provides leadership, coordination and support to student-faculty research collaborations, grant-funded research projects and programs, and opportunities for service learning. CURE is part of Dyson’s efforts to innovatively enhance the quality of the undergraduate experience. A the same time CURE also evolved from Pace University’s membership in the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR), a national organization of over 900 colleges and universities whose mission is to “support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.”
Undergraduate research in Dyson College encourages student collaboration with faculty in a variety of creative and scholarly endeavors that may include publications, presentations at symposia, poster sessions, website development and performances. Recognizing that sustained and intensive faculty mentoring enhances strong undergraduate achievement and retention, CURE works to strengthen existing student-faculty research and the fostering of opportunities for new partnerships. To advance student-faculty collaboration and scholarship, CURE offers grant writing support for both internal and external research-funding sources and for new courses that integrate teaching and research. To facilitate student-faculty partnerships, CURE is developing a directory of existing and upcoming faculty research projects that welcomes student involvement.
CURE also houses several grant programs that provide experiential service-learning opportunities for Pace students. These grant programs include the Community and Volunteer Mobilization AmeriCorps (CVM), Jumpstart, the Liberty Partnerships Program and Upward Bound. These programs serve academically at-risk Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn school populations ranging from preschool through 12th grade and all have forged partnerships with a range of local schools and non-profits. CVM AmeriCorps--which originated in the aftermath of the 9/11 catastrophe--also serves adult literacy needs in nearby Chinatown. CURE’s competitive grant programs--whose annual awards total over $1.1 million dollars--offer undergraduate and graduate student internships, service and research opportunities and job placements that can provide an experiential dimension to academic coursework and reinforce or redirect career paths.
For more information contact:
Maria T. Iacullo-Bird, PhD
Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences at Dyson College
41 Park Row, Room 414
New York, NY 10038
( 212) 346-1112