10 episodes

If you’re interested in engaging undergraduate students in research in the classroom, lab or community, then Chem4REAL is for you. Together, we discuss issues around research equity, sustainability, logistics, advocacy, proposal or publication writing, and much more. This podcast is hosted by faculty representatives of the chemistry division in the Council on Undergraduate Research (www.CUR.org) whose mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate faculty-student collaborative research and scholarship.

Chem4REAL: Research Engages All Learner‪s‬ CUR chemistry

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If you’re interested in engaging undergraduate students in research in the classroom, lab or community, then Chem4REAL is for you. Together, we discuss issues around research equity, sustainability, logistics, advocacy, proposal or publication writing, and much more. This podcast is hosted by faculty representatives of the chemistry division in the Council on Undergraduate Research (www.CUR.org) whose mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate faculty-student collaborative research and scholarship.

    Undergraduate Student Perspectives: Scarlet

    Undergraduate Student Perspectives: Scarlet

    WARNING:  Please be advised that this content includes topics that some listeners may find triggering.

    In this installment of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity series, we hear the inspirations and challenges of a recent chemistry graduate from Rhode Island College. In it she describes experiences navigating the academic system, finding her path, thoughts on belonging, and the supports she found valuable along the way.  

    • 39 min
    What can we as faculty do to be more anti-racist?

    What can we as faculty do to be more anti-racist?

    In this episode, Dr. Bridget Gourley, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Dean of the Faculty at DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana interviews Dr. Joe Reczek, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Denison University in Granville Ohio.  Together they explore their classrooms and campuses from the lens of racial equity and provide simple yet concrete strategies to becoming an anti-racist.

    • 34 min
    Maintaining Chemistry Research Engagement in a COVID-19 World Part III

    Maintaining Chemistry Research Engagement in a COVID-19 World Part III

    In this series of three podcasts we hear from seasoned faculty as they discuss what they have done to maintain chemistry research engagement with our undergraduate students in light of the pandemic.  As colleagues reflected on the past 7 months, their responses fell into three themes. Part I focuses on lessons learned, Part II on keeping students engaged, and Part III on issues of inclusivity and equity.

    • 19 min
    Maintaining Chemistry Research Engagement in a COVID-19 World Part II

    Maintaining Chemistry Research Engagement in a COVID-19 World Part II

    In this series of three podcasts we hear from seasoned faculty as they discuss what they have done to maintain chemistry research engagement with our undergraduate students in light of the pandemic.  As colleagues reflected on the past 7 months, their responses fell into three themes. Part I focuses on lessons learned, Part II on keeping students engaged, and Part III on issues of inclusivity and equity.

    • 16 min
    Maintaining Chemistry Research Engagement in a COVID-19 World Part I

    Maintaining Chemistry Research Engagement in a COVID-19 World Part I

    In this series of three podcasts we hear from seasoned faculty as they discuss what they have done to maintain chemistry research engagement with our undergraduate students in light of the pandemic.  As colleagues reflected on 2020, their responses fell into three themes. Part I focuses on lessons learned, Part II on keeping students engaged, and Part III on issues of inclusivity and equity.

    • 15 min
    Connecting People, Ideas and Advancement: Thoughts from the CUR President

    Connecting People, Ideas and Advancement: Thoughts from the CUR President

    In this episode, Dr. Nicholas Ball, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Pomona College, interviews Dr. Silvia Ronco, Program Director at the Research Corporation for Science Advancement and current Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) President.  Silvia outlines her vision of inclusion and transformation as CUR strives to be the premier voice of undergraduate research across the nation and beyond.  CUR is a unique community of like-minded faculty who strive to sustain strong mentorship programs for higher education faculty, regardless of rank and experience.  Come join the CUR community.

    • 28 min

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