Undergraduate Research Community

Click on the links below to learn more about different parts of the Undergraduate Research Community: 



Upcoming CURS Community Events 

Come mingle with potential and current undergraduate student researchers at our various CURS undergraduate research community events. All events are organized and held by the CURS Ambassadors. See the schedule below, and we hope to see you at our events: 

  • CURS Game Night: Join CURS for fun and games on Friday, November 18th from 6:00-9:00 PM in Allgood Hall E330. 
  • POP'in for a Movie: Join CURS for popcorn and a movie on Friday, December 9th from 7:00-10:00 PM in Lee Auditorium.  


movie night flyer

  • National Mentor Day is October 27th. Stop by the CURS office between October 24th-27th and pick up a goody bag for your mentor. 

Mentor Day October 27th

Undergraduate Research Week: 2023

Mark your calendars for Undergraduate Research Week March 27-31st, 2023. 

The Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Research and Fine Arts Conference will take place on Wednesday, March 29th. Time and Location to be announced. 

More information about the undergraduate research week will be announced late Fall 2022/early Spring 2023. 

Arsenal Undergraduate Research Journal 

Arsenal is Augusta University's Undergraduate Research Journal. It is sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship (CURS) in collaboration with Reese Library and CURS Ambassadors. 

Arsenal (ISSN 2380-5064 online) is a peer-reviewed, open-access interdisciplinary publication that is dedicated to publishing manuscripts resulting from Augusta University undergraduate research. Each paper published in the Arsenal undergoes a peer review process facilitated by the journal‘s Editorial Review Board and must be approved by an appointed faculty reviewer in the paper’s respective discipline. Authors published in the Arsenal retain copyright of their works. 

Click here to learn more about the journal and to submit a manuscript. 

CURS Ambassadors

The CURS Ambassadors, serving Augusta University, are committed to advocating and promoting research to all disciplines and under-represented students. They attend CURS-sponsored events, guide students pursuing research, model research practices through presenting original research at various events, and serve as representatives on the Arsenal Student Editorial Board. 

photo of Makayla Preston

I was surprised to learn that mathematical research goes beyond what one might believe...My mathematics research includes epidemiology and immunology. 


After graduation, I plan on obtaining my master's degree in aerospace engineering, and a career in the aerospace industry. 

photo of Peter Browning

I was surprised by the amount of fun I had working hand-in-hand with my faculty mentor. 


My future career goals including changing the world through innovation and completely revolutionize technology. 

photo of Jordan Moratin

I was surprised at how well my knowledge from my studies translated to use in the lab. I felt prepared to work on research. 


My future career goals include attending medical school and pursuing orthopedic surgery.

photo of Haley Gilbert

I was very shocked by how much I knew going into my classes from being involved in research with CURS. 


My future career goals include applying to the DPT program at AU and specializing in neurology. 

photo of Tanish Kumar

Tanish Kumar

  • Arsenal Committee Chair, CURS Ambassador

I was surprised that research was fun and enjoyable. My mentor helped make my research process memorable. 


My future career goals including being an orthopedic PA-working with a major sports team and opening my own practice. 

photo of Skyler Owens

I was surprised to learn how much data organization and interpretation skills were involved in research. I also learned research is exploratory. There are so many avenues for your research to go, as well as previous articles to compare. 


My future career goals consist of going to graduate school for chemistry and becoming an epidemiologist. 

photo of Tommy Rusch

I was surprised to learn all the factors that go into publishing a study like grant funding, peer review, and collaboration. 


My future career goals include getting my master's degree and moving to the west coast to be closer to Silicon Valley. 

photo of Katelinn Jones

I was surprised that research was fun and exciting! It has not been as hard as I thought it would be. 


My future career goals include becoming a surgeon and creating a nonprofit organization to serve underrepresented students who have interests in various fields but no resources to accomplish their goals. 

Ask and Ambassador 

Our CURS Ambassadors host office hours each week for undergraduate students to ask questions about research. Office hours are held in-person in Allgood Hall E325 and virtually, on Zoom

  • Mondays 2:30-4:30 PM: Makayla Preston
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:45-9:45 AM: Jordan Moratin
  • Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM: Tanish Kumar