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CURE Research Opportunity!

Squirrel-Net is excited to share an additional opportunity to participate in CURE research from our friend, Liz Genné-Bacon!




Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), such as Squirrel-Net, have the potential to transform undergraduate biology education: to make it more equitable, give it more real-world relevance, and bring the benefits of traditional research experiences to so many more students. We are education researchers at Tufts University trying to find strategies to bring CUREs to more students by understanding instructors' views on CUREs and the barriers they face to using them.


How can the Squirrel-Net community help? There are many different types of CUREs out there, and we’re trying to figure out if different types of CUREs are perceived differently by different types of instructors. Squirrel-Net takes a unique approach to CURE design and dissemination, and we want to understand its impact! We’re reaching out to the communities of many different nationally-disseminated CUREs, such as The PARE Project, Tiny Earth, and Squirrel-Net, in hopes that instructors like yourself will participate in our study.


How to participate:


To take part in our survey study of undergraduate life sciences instructors perceptions of CUREs, follow this link: https://tufts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3CNUjBbbDWOcqc6


You do NOT need to be a current Squirrel-Net (or any other CURE) user to participate! Past users and potential future CURE users are also encouraged to participate!


The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. There will be a screening question at the beginning of the survey to determine if you qualify. Qualifying participants who complete the survey will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon.com as a thank you.


If you would like to participate in this research, please complete the survey by Sunday, September 19th (end of day).


This study is being conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine. Participation is completely voluntary and responses are anonymous. There are no known risks to taking this survey. If you have questions or concerns please email Liz (elizabeth.genne_bacon@tufts.edu) or the study's PI: carol.bascom_slack@tufts.edu