The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is honored to announce that 20 undergraduates have been selected for the 2023 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program.
Sponsored by OUR and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the CURE Fellowship program empowers undergraduates to become leaders for their respective communities by providing opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills through research within six of UK’s Research Priority Areas: cancer, cardiovascular health, diversity and inclusion, energy, neuroscience and substance use disorder.
“As an undergraduate student with plans to further my education through graduate studies, participating in opportunities that strengthen my research skills and interdisciplinary thinking is key. The time and space the CURE Fellowship provides will allow me to immerse myself in scholarly architectural research for the first time beyond core curricular requirements,” said Mariana Mesa Castillo, a junior architecture major who is working with mentor Leen Katrib in the College of Design’s School of Architecture. “Collaborating with Professor Katrib will provide me with much-needed exposure into the intersection of race and architecture — an area of research that is notably missing from the current curricular structure at the School of Architecture.”
Students selected as CURE Fellows received a $5,000 stipend to support their research endeavors during the Summer 2023 term. Fellows will engage in a research project under the guidance of a mentor associated with one of the participating RPAs. Students will interact with the other fellows in their cohort during the summer research period and present their research at the Summer Research Symposium on Aug. 31, 2023.
UK's 2023 recipients of the CURE Fellowship are:
Cancer Research Priority Area
Cardiovascular Research Priority Area
UNited in True racial Equality (UNITE) Research Priority Area
Energy Research Priority Area
Neuroscience Research Priority Area
Substance Use Research Priority Area (SUPRA)
One recipient chose to remain anonymous.
MAY 30, 2023
MAY 17, 2023
APR 24, 2023