The St. Olaf Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) program provides opportunities for St. Olaf students from 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 framework.

The program’s goal is to promote and facilitate undergraduate research in all its forms by supporting students and faculty with various research opportunities during both the summer and the academic year, and by providing funding for students to present the results of their research at conferences or in other appropriate venues.

Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Students will demonstrate:

  1. The ability to recognize and articulate meaningful questions in the chosen area of study.
  2. The ability to conduct research using methods appropriate to the field(s) of study.
  3. The ability to find and interpret scholarly and creative works relevant to their project.
  4. The ability to explain the research project and present the results to a variety of audiences.
  5. The ability to work collaboratively.

For more information and descriptions of current and past Summer Research projects, go to Summer Undergraduate Research.

For more information and the application to apply for Student Travel funding to present student research, go to Applying for Student Travel Support.

CURI Office

Tomson 283, M-F 1-3PM

Lori Brendemuehl, Administrative Assistant











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