Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity
(CURCA)

CURCA Presentation

Would you like to explore your passions, expand your knowledge, and create a competitive portfolio of meaningful skills and experiences?

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA) helps students, faculty, and staff pursue research and creative scholarship. Our goal is to remove barriers and empower students by facilitating and fostering collaborative engagement, professional development, and funding to support student research and creative activity in and out of the classroom.

CURCA supports students at all levels of the curriculum, including First-Year and Common Core Classes, Independent Studies, Major-specific classes, Summer Research programs, and Honors projects.

Our Center, located in the Ely Library Mezzanine, provides space for multi-disciplinary collaborations, speaking engagements, classroom activities, and professional development workshops. By bringing cross-disciplinary expertise to the center, the CURCA space becomes an inviting and collaborative incubator tank that encourages intellectual and innovative ideas to take form.

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The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is under the leadership of Director, Dr. Lamis Jarvinen.

Ely library

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The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA)
Lamis Jarvinen, Ph.D.
Ely Mezzanine 230