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Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE)


Dr. Chimdimnma Esimai
CURE Program Coordinator

Research experience is essential to the education and professional development of undergraduate STEM majors. To provide adequate opportunity for research experiences, the Department of Natural Sciences has embarked upon a new approach titled Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE), in which faculty develop projects that engage whole classes of students in addressing a research question or problem that is of interest to the scientific community. CURE courses feature unique research projects across the Department of Natural Science's core curriculum and offer multiple opportunities for undergraduates to explore research as a further career pathway and to develop technical skills. CURE courses are designed to complement and build upon one another in order to enhance student learning and impact, from freshman year through senior year. CURE courses offer research opportunities to whole classes of students in molecular biology, genetics, immunology, cell biology, genetic engineering, microbiology, bioinformatics and organic chemistry.

How to participate in CURE Courses

CURE research projects are embedded in Department of Natural Sciences Courses. Current and prospective students can register for CURE courses during regular registration periods and looking for "CURE Course" in the course description. You can also check our current and past CURE course offerings to find out more about the various research streams and our CURE faculty.

If you are a high school student or an educator who wishes to know more about the Bowie State University CURE Program, please contact the CURE Program Coordinator, Dr. Esimai, at