US House of Representatives Designates Undergraduate Research Week
The U.S. House of Representatives recently designated the week of April 11, 2011 as “Undergraduate Research Week.”
The measure, H. Res. 1654, was championed by ardent undergraduate research supporter Representative Rush Holt (NJ-12); other Congressional advocates of innovation, university-based research and expanded opportunities for young people signed on to support the resolution before it was debated this week, including Representative Vernon J. Ehlers (MI-3),Representative Mazie K. Hirono (HI-2), and Representative Daniel Lipinski(IL-3). During consideration of the measure on the floor of the House, Holt said, “Around the country, thousands of students at hundreds of colleges and universities are involved in undergraduate research experiences that will shape the future trajectories of their lives and careers, yet we would benefit if thousands more were involved.” Holt and Representative Glenn Thompson (PA-5), who also spoke in support of the resolution, linked the importance of undergraduate research to fostering an innovative culture in the United States.
Undergraduate Research Week will coincide with the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) annual “Posters on the Hill” event. The mission of CUR is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
Morehead State University is an enhanced institutional member of CUR and provides free individual memberships to all faculty, staff and students.
The primary mission of MSU’s Office of Undergraduate Research is to promote the academic and intellectual culture of the campus through the support of student and faculty research, where research is broadly defined to include the scholarly and creative activities of all disciplines.
For more information about CUR membership or MSU’s Office of Undergraduate Research, visit http://www2.moreheadstate.edu/undergradresearch/or contact Dr. Bruce Mattingly, Director of Undergraduate Research, or Ms. Brenda DeHart, Administrative Assistant at 606-783-2010.