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 Summer 2014 and Fall 2014
|Faculty sponsors specify their research||Early March|
|Students apply for Summer and Fall 2014||3/20 to 3/31|
|Students & faculty notified of approved URP students||By 4/7|
|URP faculty-student matching period||4/7 to 4/30|
|Summer/Fall Speed Match (details to follow)||4/9|
|All completed Summer 2014 approval forms due||4/30|
|All completed Fall 2014 approval forms due||9/2|
|All URP students registered for Fall 2014 research course||9/2|
|Students begin Summer 2014 research assignments||
Determined by faculty researcher
|Students begin Fall 2014 research assignments||First day of Fall semester|
Spring 2014 Application
- A list of all Spring 2014 URP projects as well as previous URP projects and faculty researchers can be found here - URP Faculty Research Projects
- All URP approval forms must be completed and submitted by Dec. 5, 2013
- The Spring 2014 URP Application process is now closed. Summer 2014 applications will be available in mid March.
Director of Career Services & Undergraduate Research Program
1810 Liacouras Walk