CURAS Events

National Undergraduate Research Week

The CURAS Ambassadors are excited to host a number of activities in celebration of National Undergraduate Research Week, which will be the week of April 8-12, 2019.

Get ready to celebrate undergraduate research with CURAS!

The main activities of the week include:

  1. Research Tic-Tac-Toe Game: The week before Undergraduate Research Week, the CURAS Ambassadors will distribute Research Tic-Tac-Toe boards to students across campus. Boards will also be available to pick up from the CURAS Office, Eppley 314. To play Research Tic-Tac-Toe, students will participate in research-related activities designated by the board and will receive stamps or signatures to demonstrate their participation. Students who have stamps for three boxes in row will be entered into a raffle on Thursday, April 11 (see number 3 below) for Apple AirPods and other exciting prizes.
  2. 3-Minute to Win It Competition: On Monday, April 8, 2019 the CURAS Ambassadors will kick off Undergraduate Research Week by hosting the undergraduate "3-Minute to Win It" research presentation competition at 7:00 pm in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. As the name of the event suggests, contestants will have strictly three minutes and a single slide to offer a "Ted Talk" style synopsis of their work that is both compelling and comprehensible to non-experts. Audience vote will help determine the winner. This competition is open to Creighton undergraduates of all ages and across fields. The winner will receive an Apple Watch, and there will also be prizes for second and third place. TO ENTER THE COMPETITION, SIGN UP HERE.
  3. Cake With CURAS Celebration: On Thursday, April 11, the CURAS Ambassadors will conclude our celebration of Undergraduate Research Week by hosting a celebration in the Skutt Student Center, in front of the main staircase. The cake will be cut at 4:30, but there will also be a raffle for Apple AirPods and other prizes at 5:00 pm. Students who receive a "Tic-Tac-Toe" in the Research Tic-Tac-Toe Game (see number 1) will be entered into the raffle. Game boards can be handed in at Thursday's cake celebration or beforehand in the CURAS Office (Eppley 314).