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Innovate. Investigate. Discover.

Our mission is to support undergraduates in the pursuit of discovering new information, investigating factors of influence, and innovating original work under the collaborative guidance of a faculty mentor.

Our vision is to make collaborative research and scholarly activity a characteristic feature of the undergraduate culture for all AU students, regardless of their identity or major. We strive to develop students’ love of discovery and readiness to contribute to a productive and ethical society through high-impact experiences that foster critical and innovative thinking.




Doing research has given me an academic experience beyond the classroom. I have been able to apply skills as opposed to simply memorizing them, and have learned more than I ever could in a classroom.

Nicholas Maron

Biology major

I am very thankful that funding provided by CURS has been able to make my idea for a research project into a reality.

Joseph Jones

Psychology Major

What does CURS do?

Research grants and fellowship opportunities

Match student and faculty researchers

Foster Community

Professional development workshops

Summer Scholars Program

Student Research and Fine Arts Conference


Man and woman in lab

Augusta University student chosen for national undergraduate research program

“I hope to gain experience in networking and getting used to talking to individuals outside of my immediate pool,” said Adam Jones.

three dental health care providers work with a patient

Costa Layman Health Fair connects Augusta University students with community 

“This is a really wonderful labor of love that the College of Nursing and other colleges participate in. It also shows how very important the farming community is," said Dr. Lester Pretlow.

Actors on stage

Adaptation of ‘Grendel’ wins Marion Kleinau National Scripting Award

Dr. Melanie Kitchens O’Meara, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Design, and former Augusta University students Kayla Johnson, Sabrina Nacci and Rachel Visintainer have won the 2021 Marion Kleinau National Scripting Award for their adaptation of the 1971 novel 'Grendel' for the stage.

four students in front of poster

Four physics students present research at premier national physics conference

“A couple of years ago, I was stocking boxes in some store. And now, I have calculus under my belt, and I'm confident," said student Richard Baker.

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What will you discover?

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