Who Are We?
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) promotes and facilitates research experiences for undergraduates. The University of Maryland, College Park has placed faculty-student mentor relationships and undergraduate research among its top priorities. In keeping with the importance placed on undergraduate research, the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Studies founded MCUR as a resource for both students and faculty members. Located on the second floor of McKeldin Library, MCUR is the key resource and reference point for on- and off- campus research opportunities.
Students can use MCUR to find research opportunities that best match their skills. MCUR can help students find mentors, enabling them to develop meaningful professional relationships in their field of interest. MCUR also partners with other offices on campus to help students engaged in research, offering services such as workshops on writing and preparing for graduate school.
Faculty members can use MCUR to find top undergraduate students to assist them with their research projects. MCUR also supports faculty by providing a venue for them to share the ways in which they incorporate research into the curriculum.