SIGNIFICANT EVENTS - EDUCATION and OUTREACH
07/07/00

Fundamental Physics PI Chairs Undergraduate Research Conference

Don Jacobs was co-chair of CUR 2000, the Eighth National Conference of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The biennial Conference was held at The College of Wooster from June 22-24, 2000 and hosted over 600 science faculty and administrators from hundreds of colleges and universities. The national conference allowed extensive and intense conversations about issues of concern to faculty and administrators with this year's theme being The Many Facets of Undergraduate Research.

The Council on Undergraduate Research helps to strengthen the research programs of faculty in predominantly undergraduate institutions and promotes research by undergraduate students with faculty in all settings of science, mathematics, and engineering education. Workshops at the conference addressed several broad areas of concern: faculty development, facilities, collaborations, research resources and funding, and interdisciplinary research. Jacobs helped develop the themes, select workshops, schedule the conference, and provide the logistics at The College of Wooster, where he is a full professor and principal investigator on a NASA Fundamental Physics grant.



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