Undergraduate Research Program

Real-world experience with world-class researchers

The Undergraduate Research Program offers students an opportunity to work directly with world-class researchers on real-world research. Completing hands-on independent research is critical to the next step in a student's educational or professional career.  Read the URP FAQ to learn more.

To participate in URP, students must meet a high level of academic success. Students then meet prospective researchers to find the research project that is right for them. To earn credit for URP, students register for a research course within their major of study. It may also be possible to earn a stipend for additional work performed in the lab in excess of the required research course requirements. Students may be asked to participate in conferences, author papers or to showcase their research work in the department or at the URP Research Symposium. Only CST students are eligible to participate.

Due Dates for Spring 2015

Tasks/Steps Due Date

Faculty sponsors specify their research

 Mid October

Spring URP Research projects posted on CST web site October 23rd

Students apply for Spring  2015

10/24 to 11/7

Students & faculty notified of approved URP students


URP faculty-student matching period

11/14 to 12/1

All completed Spring 2015 approval forms due & Students

registered for Spring 2015 Reseach Course


Final notice of acceptance given to students


Spring URP Payroll available 

1/19/2015 to 5/8/2015 

Fall 2014 URP Application

  • Students who participate in Fall 2014 and want to continue into Spring 2015 must complete a Spring URP Approval Form to continue 

Spring 2015 URP Research Projects

  • A list of all current Spring 2015 URP projects  can be found here - Spring 2015 URP Faculty Research Projects
  • All URP approval forms must be completed and submitted by December 2, 2014 - Students should also be registered for the their research course by this time.
  • Students who participate in Fall 2014 and want to continue into Spring 2015 must complete a Spring 2015 URP Approval Form to continue - Spring 201URP Approval Form


Rose McGinnis
Director of Career Services & Undergraduate Research Program
1810 Liacouras Walk
Room 203F