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Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Program at the College of Charleston supports creative and scholarly efforts undertaken by undergraduate students in collaboration with faculty mentors. These projects advance the knowledge of the student in an academic discipline, lead to new scholarly insights, and create new works that expand the wealth of the discipline. Participation by an undergraduate in a challenging, scholarly project can be the single most important experience that a student will have in college. Many people have realized their career ambitions and potential as a result of these endeavors, and the training and knowledge gained from the experience are often key factors in the acquisition of professional positions and acceptance in post-graduate programs. The URCA Program supports undergraduate scholarship by offering competitive grants that fund projects, that provide summer stipends for students, and that enable travel to conferences for dissemination of the work. Our broader mission is to enhance and strengthen the quality and quantity of URCA on our campus.

CUR     The College of Charleston is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.  Under this umbrella, all faculty and students can register as members of CUR.  Register yourself here as a member.


Celebration of Scholars – Call for Posters
Posted on 10 July 2014 | 5:43 am
I would like to invite you to participate in the “Celebration of Scholars” Poster Session to be held on Convocation Day, August 18th, 1-3pm on the 2nd floor of the Stern Center. Any faculty and student teams that have worked … Continue reading
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New Director
Posted on 19 June 2014 | 12:33 pm
On behalf of the Honors College, I am pleased to share that Dr. Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein, Associate Professor of Biology, has joined our team as Associate Dean. Beth joined the College of Charleston in 2002 as a Visiting Assistant Professor, having … Continue reading
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