In current crises of economic viability, urban decline, environmental degradation, and cultural meaning, we face deep and broad-based concerns, both for personal prospects and larger social contracts. We can be swept along by those changes, or we can use them as opportunities for positive transformation. We know that research must inform our responses to these new conditions. And we know that undergraduate research offers experiences and skills that our students can draw on for successful future study, meaningful work lives, and social engagement. This conference will ask us to consider new models of undergraduate research that create possibilities where others might see peril.
The subthemes for the 2012 CUR National Conference are as follows:
* Research Transcending Historic Disciplinary Boundaries
* Sustaining Undergraduate Research in an Era of Fiscal Uncertainty
* Online Technology in Undergraduate Research: Possibilities, Threats and Challenges
* The Challenges and Opportunities of Undergraduate Research in a Broad Global Context
* Other non-theme proposals are also welcome
Due to a server malfunction, CUR has extended the Submission Deadline for Interactive Sessions and Catalyst Discussions to December 1, 2011. Please note the abstract word limit is 150 words.
Submission Deadline for Poster Presentations is February 1, 2011.
For more information, including the link to submit a proposal, please visit: http://www.cur.org/conferences/tcnj/proposals.html