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Welcome to the Center for Undergraduate Research & Creativity!

For my students to succeed at the next level, whether it's in graduate school or in a career, I have structured my courses so that my students think scientifically while taking the time to observe and be curious about what is going on in and around them. I have fostered this training by providing students with the opportunity to collaborate outside of the classroom on a forensic biology project that examines the use of plant pollen as an investigative tool.

Increasing the number of student-faculty collaborative research and creative projects like mine is something Methodist is striving to do. Engaging students in their course work through these projects creates an environment in which students are empowered by the curriculum. Other projects include work in the sciences and social sciences, as well as the fine arts and humanities. Before graduating, every student should have the opportunity to take part in undergraduate research or a creative project with a member of the faculty.

In order to keep developing, the University needs to stay ahead of growth and create
programs that will continue to bring motivated students to campus. I am honored to
assist with this effort by providing opportunities for participation in undergraduate research and creativity projects. These collaborative experiences are vital in our students'
educations, as they provide an arena for them to synthesize their learning by applying their class work to real-life situations.

Dr. Clay H. Britton
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research & Creativity

The 4th Annual CURC

Monday | April 13, 2015
11 a.m. - noon
Faculty Presentations
Locations vary

Schedule of Presentations
with Abstracts

6 - 9 p.m.
The Second Annual Graduate
Research Symposium
PA Auditorium

Tuesday | April 14, 2015
7 - 9 p.m.
Creative Writing: Poetry Recital
PA Auditorium

Poetry Recital Flyer

Wednesday | April 15, 2015
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Symposium
Locations vary

Symposium Brochure with Abstracts

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
University Awards Ceremony
Huff Concert Hall, Reeve Fine Arts Building

Thursday | April 16, 2015
8 p.m.
The Second Presidential Lecture Series Featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin
Huff Concert Hall, Reeve Fine Arts Building

Press Release

Friday | April 17, 2015
11 a.m. - noon
Faculty Presentations
Locations vary

Schedule of Presentations
with Abstracts