Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR)

 

USciences has a long tradition of undergraduate research. We offer a unique environment where undergraduate students get hands-on experiences in research as early as their first year. The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) promotes investigations in all academic disciplines and cultivates a passion for independent discovery by equipping students for the challenges of the future in any career or educational situation. The Center supports high-quality research and creative activities that engages students through inquiry-based learning to advance the University of the Sciences’ educational mission.

Fundraising Initiatives:


Undergraduate Research Festival 2022

The Undergraduate Research Festival at USciences is an exhilarating event that showcases the high-quality research and creative work of undergraduate students. During this week-long celebration, students take part in an elevator research talk competition, SPEED-MEET (research “speed-dating”) with faculty research mentors, learn from USciences alumni who have excelled in undergraduate research about potential careers, and exhibit stunning images of research and scholarship. The Festival culminates in an evening Undergraduate Research Symposium, bringing together oral and poster presentations by approximately 60 undergraduate and 10 advanced high school students. Your support will allow us to enhance our students’ experience by providing prizes and funding their participation in national and international conferences.


Highschool Students STEM Internships:

Highschool students from underserved communities in Philadelphia will take part in 6-8 weeks paid STEM internships in USciences labs. By taking part in hands-on STEM experiences, students will have the opportunity to use education as a springboard to empower themselves to reach success beyond high school graduation. In 2021, USciences hosted seven high school interns, and we hope to continue the program next summer. Every $5,500 raised will support a high school intern, lab supplies for the research, and the stipend for a USciences faculty mentor.


See what people are sharing about Giving Tuesday 2021!
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Most donations from 12:00am - 1:00am
Wow, great job you night owls!
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $1,000 Baseball 7
2 Pharmaceutical Sciences 2
3 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 1
4 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 0
5 Black Student Union 0
6 Campus Activities Board 0
7 Center for Undergraduate Research 0
8 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 0
9 Chemistry & Biochemistry 0
10 Friends of USciences 0
11 Graduate Student Organization 0
12 Office of Student Accommodations 0
13 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
14 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
15 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 0
16 Physical Therapy 0
17 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
18 Research Day 2022 0
19 Scholarship Opportunities 0
20 Society of Physics Students 0
21 Softball 0
22 Student Occupational Therapy Association 0
23 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
24 Substance Use Disorders Institute 0
25 Women's Basketball 0
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Leaderboard
Most donations from 6:00am - 7:00am
Early birds really do get the worms! (or in this case, $1,500 dollars)
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $1,500 Baseball 3
2 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 0
3 Black Student Union 0
4 Campus Activities Board 0
5 Center for Undergraduate Research 0
6 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 0
7 Chemistry & Biochemistry 0
8 Friends of USciences 0
9 Graduate Student Organization 0
10 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 0
11 Office of Student Accommodations 0
12 Pharmaceutical Sciences 0
13 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
14 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
15 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 0
16 Physical Therapy 0
17 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
18 Research Day 2022 0
19 Scholarship Opportunities 0
20 Society of Physics Students 0
21 Softball 0
22 Student Occupational Therapy Association 0
23 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
24 Substance Use Disorders Institute 0
25 Women's Basketball 0
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Leaderboard
Most donations from 8:00am - 9:00am
Great job! Now go and reward yourself with another cup of coffee.
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $1,000 Softball 24
2 Student Occupational Therapy Association 10
3 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 4
4 Pharmaceutical Sciences 3
5 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 2
6 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 1
7 Baseball 1
8 Chemistry & Biochemistry 1
9 Black Student Union 1
10 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 1
11 Campus Activities Board 0
12 Center for Undergraduate Research 0
13 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 0
14 Friends of USciences 0
15 Graduate Student Organization 0
16 Office of Student Accommodations 0
17 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
18 Physical Therapy 0
19 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
20 Research Day 2022 0
21 Scholarship Opportunities 0
22 Society of Physics Students 0
23 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
24 Substance Use Disorders Institute 0
25 Women's Basketball 0
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Leaderboard
Most donations from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Woo-hoo! Congratulations to both participating groups.
Rank Prize Participating Group Gifts
1 $3,500 Baseball 84
2 $1,000 Women's Basketball 22
3 Softball 8
4 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 7
5 Black Student Union 4
6 Pharmaceutical Sciences 3
7 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 3
8 Friends of USciences 2
9 Student Occupational Therapy Association 2
10 Chemistry & Biochemistry 1
11 Office of Student Accommodations 1
12 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 1
13 Substance Use Disorders Institute 1
14 Center for Undergraduate Research 1
15 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 1
16 Society of Physics Students 1
17 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 0
18 Campus Activities Board 0
19 Graduate Student Organization 0
20 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
21 Physical Therapy 0
22 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
23 Research Day 2022 0
24 Scholarship Opportunities 0
25 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
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Leaderboard
Most money raised from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Great job everyone!
Rank Prize Participating Groups Raised
1 $1,000 Black Student Union $1,000.00
2 Women's Basketball $500.00
3 Baseball $265.00
4 Campus Activities Board $250.00
5 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge $250.00
6 Chemistry & Biochemistry $250.00
7 Softball $200.00
8 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics $100.00
9 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy $60.00
10 Physical Therapy $50.00
11 Physics Wonder Girls Program $20.00
12 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate $0.00
13 Center for Undergraduate Research $0.00
14 Friends of USciences $0.00
15 Graduate Student Organization $0.00
16 Office of Student Accommodations $0.00
17 Pharmaceutical Sciences $0.00
18 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration $0.00
19 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses $0.00
20 Research Day 2022 $0.00
21 Scholarship Opportunities $0.00
22 Society of Physics Students $0.00
23 Student Occupational Therapy Association $0.00
24 Student Physical Therapy Association $0.00
25 Substance Use Disorders Institute $0.00
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Leaderboard
Most donations from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thank you to all the donors that contributed towards this challenge!
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $2,000 Softball 42
2 $1,000 Baseball 10
3 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 9
4 Pharmaceutical Sciences 5
5 Physical Therapy 3
6 Center for Undergraduate Research 2
7 Substance Use Disorders Institute 2
8 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 2
9 Student Occupational Therapy Association 2
10 Graduate Student Organization 1
11 Research Day 2022 1
12 Women's Basketball 1
13 Friends of USciences 1
14 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 0
15 Black Student Union 0
16 Campus Activities Board 0
17 Chemistry & Biochemistry 0
18 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 0
19 Office of Student Accommodations 0
20 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
21 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
22 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
23 Scholarship Opportunities 0
24 Society of Physics Students 0
25 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
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Leaderboard
First Participating Group to gain 10 donations from 8:00pm - 9:00pm!
GREAT job!
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $1,000 Softball 16
2 Baseball 7
3 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 4
4 Physical Therapy 2
5 Scholarship Opportunities 1
6 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 1
7 Friends of USciences 1
8 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 1
9 Physics Wonder Girls Program 1
10 Substance Use Disorders Institute 1
11 Student Occupational Therapy Association 1
12 Black Student Union 0
13 Campus Activities Board 0
14 Center for Undergraduate Research 0
15 Chemistry & Biochemistry 0
16 Graduate Student Organization 0
17 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 0
18 Office of Student Accommodations 0
19 Pharmaceutical Sciences 0
20 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
21 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
22 Research Day 2022 0
23 Society of Physics Students 0
24 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
25 Women's Basketball 0
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Success!
First Participating Group to gain 20 donations from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wow, an incredibly close race between 4 participating groups. But the winner goes to.... Baseball! Congratulations on unlocking the extra $2,000!
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Success!
FINAL GIVING TUESDAY CHALLENGE: Most donations from 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Softball Concludes Giving Tuesday with a Home Run! (And Another $1,500 Challenge) Great job!
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Success!
The 400th Gift
Congratulations goes to John Franceschini for giving the 400th gift during Giving Tuesday! An extra $1,000 will be added towards PCP - Dr. Semanyk Resource Endowed Scholarship.
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