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Center for Undergraduate Research and Intellectual Opportunities (CURIO)


CURIO offers itself as a valuable tool for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences who have a passion for their discipline and an interest in getting involved with undergraduate research.

Georgia Southern and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences encourage undergraduate research because research benefits the student, faculty, college, and university. CURIO is committed to facilitating undergraduate research and helping students with their research needs in any way possible.

The office for CLASS Undergraduate Research and Intellectual Opportunities was established in 2008 to expand the opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research and mentored scholarship at Georgia Southern University and offer undergraduate students the opportunity to work directly with faculty on projects that involve research, scholarship, and creativity.
These projects are designed and implemented by students with the support and guidance of CLASS faculty.

By engaging in undergraduate research, students will learn to apply what they already know in ways that interest them and allow them to influence others. Along the way, students will develop new skills, meet others with similar interests, gain confidence in themselves and their scholarship, define their own style, and deepen their connections to Georgia Southern and the academic community. Through undergraduate research symposia and academic conferences, students will have the opportunity to share their work as they experience the fulfillment of scholarship and creative activity.

Students who have experienced scholarship in meaningful ways offered through undergraduate research experiences are better prepared to address future problems and to assume important rules as enlightened citizens and leaders. To that end, students’ undergraduate research experiences will begin their professional lives. To help them reap the full benefits of participating in undergraduate research, CURIO offers a variety of resources to help undergraduate research become a distinctive feature of students’ undergraduate experiences.

To learn more, please contact our office.

Contact Information

PO Box 8142
Foy Building, Room 3007
Statesboro, GA 30460-8142

Department Contact
Art Derek Larson
CLASS Advisement Center Cristy Curley
Criminal Justice & Criminology Bryan Miller
History Christina Abreu
Literature & Philosophy Dustin Anderson
Music Martin Gendelman
Psychology Bradley Sturz

Spring Symposium

CURIO invites all currently enrolled CLASS undergraduate scholars to submit proposals for our annual symposium. Scholarly and creative proposals are welcome from any CLASS major; interdisciplinary proposals are also welcome.

The 2015-16 CURIO Symposium was held on April 19, 2016 at Georgia Southern University.

Submission Information

We begin accepting symposium proposals in the fall.

2016 Award Winners
Best Presentation in Fine Arts Meg Elwood
Best Presentation in Humanities Arshay Jones
Best Presentation in Social Sciences Robin Lane
Best Poster Theron Webber
Poster Honorable Mention Sarah Holmes
Poster Honorable Mention  Lauren Kennedy
Faculty Mentor Award Dr. Olivia Carr Edenfield

Last updated: 8/29/2016