Under the visionary and dynamic leadership of President Beverly W. 霍根, MGM游戏 College made a commitment to support and encourage research among its faculty and students. 2002年春季学期, the president established the MGM游戏 Council for Undergraduate 研究 (TCUR). The goals of TCUR are to integrate research and technology across disciplines, 建立本地的, 区域 and national research programs so that students have opportunities to engage in integrated research projects. TCUR encourages all students to participate in research projects, 特别是高年级学生, who are encouraged to submit their senior papers for presentation at the annual TCUR symposium. 除了, the faculty is requested to provide students with hands-on, challenging research experiences in order to stimulate the students’ interests in their respective disciplines. This is done to encourage students to become self-directed in their endeavors. TCUR wants to build a research program and to develop, 扩展, and strengthen MGM游戏 College’s commitment to undergraduate research in order to facilitate students’ interest in future professional opportunities. It is hoped that seniors will continue to discuss their research in public forums and to participate in sponsored research projects, 研讨会, 和专业会议.

TCUR的四个目标是:

  1. 为学生提供动手实践的机会, challenging research experiences to stimulate interest in their respective chosen disciplines
  2. 建立本地, 区域, and national research programs so that the students have opportunities to engage in integrated research projects with MGM游戏 mentors serving as facilitators who encourage students to become self-directed in their scholarly undertakings
  3. Offer research programs and activities that encourage and facilitate students’ interests in future professional opportunities
  4. 开发, 扩展, and strengthen MGM游戏 College’s commitment to research and highlight the critical need to address the nation’s undergraduate and graduate research shortage

The overall focus of the TCUR is to incorporate undergraduate research at the local, 区域和国家两级. The outcome is in alignment with national groups, such as the National Conferences of Undergraduate 研究 (NCUR) that strive to assist faculty and others to understand and appreciate the goals, methods and results of diverse areas of inquiry and knowledge.