Students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences showed their research prowess at the annual Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) held April 15 in the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University.
CURC provides a venue for integrating experiential learning into the undergraduate curriculum. The goals include providing scholarships for bright, ambitious Colorado State undergraduates and fostering a close connection between faculty and students. Most projects are faculty-mentored endeavors, meaning students collaborate directly with a faculty member on a research project.
At CURC, 30 of 99 (30 percent) posters were by CVMBS undergraduate students (who comprise only 3 percent of the undergraduate student population at CSU); approximately 40 percent of posters were either presented by CVMBS students and/or mentored by CVMBS faculty; and 11 of 26 posters qualifying for Honors designation were either presented by CVMBS students and/or mentored by CVMBS faculty.
Highest Honors Award winners from CVMBS
(listed with faculty mentor)
Jonathan Higgins (Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez-Juarrero)
Amber Troy (Dr. Steve Dow)
High Honors Award winners from CVMBS
April Hohnbaum (Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez-Juarrero)
Honors Award Winners from CVMBS
Kyle Carter (Dr. Raul Reiser)
Jamie Everman (Dr. Julia Inamine)
Stephanie Lehman (Dr. RoxAnn Karkhoff-Schweizer)