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Course Based Undergraduate Research

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  1. Allen, W. E., Hosbein, K. N., Kennedy, A. M., Whiting, B., & Walker, J. P. (2021). Design and implementation of an organic to analytical CURE sequence. Journal of Chemical Education, 98(7), 2199–2208.

  2. Allen, W. E., Hosbein, K. N., Kennedy, A. M., Whiting, B., & Walker, J. P. (2021). Embedding research directly into the chemistry curriculum with an organic to analytical sequence. Journal of Chemical Education, 98(7), 2188–2198.
    These first two entries first two go together. One describes the teaching part of the CURE. The other describes the actual science of what they were looking at.

  3. Bakshi, A., Patrick, L. E., & Wischusen, E. W. (2016). A framework for implementing course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) in freshman biology labs. The American Biology Teacher, 78(6), 448–455.
    Authors include class materials and rubrics developed for courses.

  4. Bopegedera, A. M. R. P. (2021). Student-driven, curriculum-embedded undergraduate research experiences (SD-CUREs) in the senior chemistry curriculum and its impact on students. Journal of Chemical Education, 98(8), 2549–2558. of CUREs developed for chemistry courses based on students' research interests.

  5. Cianfrani, C., & Hews, S. (2020). Course-based research in the first semester of college: Teaching inquiry and building community using constructed wetlands for greywater treatment. Journal of College Science Teaching, 49(4), 66–74.
    Describes authors' experiences piloting first-year science research program.

  6. Cross, T., Moran, D., Wodarski, D., Harrison, M., & Dunbar, D. (2013). Course-based research as a catalyst for undergraduates’ Interest in scientific investigation: Benefits of the SEA-PHAGES Program. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 33(3), 21–25.
    Discusses benefits of student participation in SEA-PHAGES program.

  7. Dorn, S. K., Newman, J. D., van Kessel, J. C., & Brown, L. C. (2021). Synthesis and biological assay of small-molecule quorum sensing inhibitors: A three-week course-based undergraduate research experience. Journal of Chemical Education, 98(11), 3533–3541.

  8. Hills, M., Harcombe, K., & Bernstein, N. (2020). Using anticipated learning outcomes for backward design of a molecular cell biology course-based undergraduate research experience. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education : A Bimonthly Publication of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 48(4), 311–319.
  9. Hoopes, M. F., Marsh, D. M., Beard, K. H., Goldberg, N., Aparicio, A., Arbuthnot, A., Hixon, B., Laflower, D., Lee, L., Little, A., Mooney, E., Pallette, A., Ravenscraft, A., Scheele, S., Stowe, K., Sykes, C., Watson, R., & Yang, B. (2013). Invasive plants in wildlife refuges: Coordinated research with undergraduate ecology courses. BioScience, 63(8), 644–656.

  10. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science program (2022.). SEA-PHAGES. Retrieved April 19, 2022, from

  11. Lansverk, A. L., Lichti, D. A., Blinka, K. W., & Callis-Duehl, K. L. (2020). Comparing the outcomes of “Pre-CURE” compared to inquiry-based introductory biology labs. Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 46(1), 10–22.

  12. Lau, J. K., Paterniti, M., & Stefaniak, K. R. (2019). Crossing floors: Developing an interdisciplinary CURE between an environmental toxicology course and an analytical chemistry course. Journal of Chemical Education, 96(11), 2432–2440.

  13. McDonald AR, Bernstein HJ, Daubner SC, Goodman A, Irby SM, Koeppe JR, Mills JL, O’Handley SF, Pikaart MJ, Roberts RA, Sikora A, Craig, PA. (2019). BASIL Biochemistry Curriculum.

  14. Mordacq, J. C., Drane, D. L., Swarat, S. L., & Lo, S. M. (2017). Development of course-based undergraduate research experiences using a design-based approach. Journal of College Science Teaching, 46(4), 64–75. 

  15. Mutambuki, J., Fynewever, H., Douglass, K., Cobern, W., & Obare, S. O. (2019). Integrating authentic research experiences into the quantitative analysis chemistry laboratory course: STEM majors’ self-reported perceptions and experiences. Journal of Chemical Education, 96(8), 1591–1599.

  16. The City University of New York. (2022). Authentic Research Experience in Microbiology. Retrieved from

  17. The University of Alabama (2020). Genomic Education Partnership. Retrieved from

  18. University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences (2019).Freshman Research Initiative. Retrieved from

  19. Vater, A., Dahlhausen, K., Coil, D. A., Anderton, B. N., Wirawan, C. S., Caporale, N., & Furlow, J. D. (2019). First-year seminars as a venue for course-based undergraduate research experiences: A preliminary report. Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 45(2), 3–12.