KWASU Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) has the mandate to facilitate the acquisition of life-long knowledge and skills in problem solving in the undergraduate students. The intent among others is for them to become engaged, creative, innovative and citizens that can impact their generation.
Through CUR programs, students are mentored by lecturers on how to identify the diversities and challenges of today’s society by using scientific designs for facing and resolving the challenges.
CUR programs are based on “problem solving by research” concept.
The programs are designed to reach people in their own communities thereby provide opportunities for students and communities to develop stronger bonds for impactful development.
The CUR programmes are open to all KWASU undergraduate students who are ready to learn and make positive, lasting impacts on the society. Additionally, they must demonstrate good level of preparedness to:
be total citizen
CUR activities are open to interested students throughout the year. Activities include orientation, seminars on proposal writing/research activities; presentation of proposals and research/project findings; dissemination to end users through workshops, seminars, and tour visits; and the undergraduate research day (URD).
Interested students are to:
Select research topic or project according to their interest and ability.
Write proposals for grant awards from within and outside the University
Present proposals to panel of judges, grant sponsors, and special guests in a research day event
College Subcommittee work with students mentors (lecturers) to come up with specified number of good research/project proposals. Currently maximum number of proposals per college is ten (10).
Successful Undergraduate Researchers are expected to:
Conduct scientific research or create an innovative projects, concepts, services, and products
Present and disseminate research results/findings during research day events, community workshops, seminars, conferences and others.
Publish research findings in professional journal and magazines, radio and television etc
Turns research findings into entrepreneurial ventures and or enhances entrepreneurial ventures in the society
Mode of Presentation
Oral and Postal presentations are the approved modes of proposal presentation. Project results and outcomes are expected to be demonstrated where applicable or presented orally with the aid of PowerPoint applications.