The St. Olaf Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) program provides opportunities for St. Olaf students of all academic disciplines to gain an in-depth understanding of a particular subject through working closely with a St. Olaf faculty member in a research setting.
Our aim is to promote and facilitate undergraduate research in all its forms by supporting students and faculty involved in undergraduate research.
- The student application form for 2013 summer undergraduate research projects is now open. Applications are due by Friday, March 1, 2013. The application form and the list of 2013 summer projects and project descriptions are linked from the Summer Undergraduate Research page, along with information about the overall timeline.
- A new opportunity for student researchers! St. Olaf College is one of only 10 institutions nationally to receive a grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to support undergraduate research in biology and chemistry. Two or three students will be selected as Beckman Scholars for 2013-14. For more information about the Beckman Scholars Program and details of the application process, go to http://wp.stolaf.edu/curi/pages/curi-beckman-scholars-program/. The St. Olaf News article about the program is here.
- Dr. Gaylan Rockswold ’62 and his wife, Mary Garnaas Rockswold ’63, have established an endowment and created a clinical and research internship program that provides current St. Olaf students an unparalleled hands-on experience at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, MN. HCMC is known for its dedication to providing care to vulnerable, diverse, and underserved populations regardless of their ability to pay for medical services. According to Dr. Rockswold, “students would be exposed to the concept of health care as a service and as a calling to be a ‘healer’.” Students will expand their professional network and improve their knowledge regarding potential paths within the health care field. For more information, go to http://stolaf.edu/pipercenter/students/HCMC.html.