Classroom-based Research

To increase the availability of research opportunities for early undergraduates, the MARC GatorSTAR program will collaborate on the development of classroom-based undergraduate research (CURE) courses designed to be included in the UF General Education Program. Classroom-based research, in which an instructional team guides a class of students through an authentic, collaborative research project, is an increasingly promising approach to introducing undergraduate students to research. A key feature for the MARC GatorSTAR program is that our CURE course will be available to students early in their curriculum, that students will learn that the answers to research questions are not known in advance, that research happens within a community, and that creativity, critical thinking and quantitative skills are required for building knowledge and making informed decisions.

Pre-MARC students are encouraged to enroll in the CURE course, which is taught by GatorSTAR team member Dr. Christine Miller.