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The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) is a research outreach organization at the University of Florida. It is CURBS first-and-foremost priority to introduce students to the benefits of research. If interested, CURBS hopes to help students identify and pursue research opportunities that just might change their entire college experiences. CURBS emphasizes that students of all academic disciplines are invited.


The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students is divided into committees, and each specializes in one of the organization’s initiatives. These committees are led by members of the executive board.


The mission of the Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) is to help undergraduates become more involved in the research process, and to improve the student research experience in existing undergraduate programs. Through workshops, lectures, and peer advising, CURBS hopes to foster a challenging, enriching academic environment in the undergraduate community. CURBS also hopes to promote undergraduate research by creating awareness of the multitude of opportunities available to students, as well as creating a body of research resources for students to utilize.


The CUR Ambassador program provides a platform for undergraduate leaders who are passionate about research and outreach to play a direct role in enhancing the undergraduate research experience on and off campus.


CURBS offers peer advising and workshops to ensure students learn valuable skills as an undergraduate researcher. To those students already involved in research, we will be presenting opportunities for professional development and networking within your discipline and across campus. These connections through research may prove invaluable in professional careers down the road.

Florida Undergraduate Research Leadership Summit

FURLS is an intercollegiate summit meant for leaders involved in undergraduate research to discuss student-led initiatives that enhance the undergraduate research culture. Attendees come from schools all over the state of Florida, representing the breadth of undergraduate research programs across the state.


Looking back, I think my involvement with CURBS leadership is really where I discovered my passion for sharing science and research with others.