Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)

Learn how to find and evaluate sources and how to read, write, and present on scientific topics


The Sophomore Biology Research Initiative (SBRI) provides course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) for students across a variety of topics aligned with faculty research interests. Students learn to do authentic original research while earning course credit and are offered an opportunity to gain real-world skills while refining their interests and career plans. In particular, these CUREs provide excellent preparation for future positions in faculty labs, graduate/professional school, and other research-based or scientific employment.

The information presented in this guide will help with finding, evaluating, reading, writing, and presenting on scientific topics, key pieces of the scientific environment and communication with other researchers and the public at large.