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Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program promotes, supports, and celebrates MSU Denver faculty and student engagement in undergraduate research activities. These undergraduate research experiences enhance students’ preparedness and competitiveness for future employment and the pursuit of advanced degrees.

Photograph by Kimberly Wendt

Undergraduate Research Conference

On April 21, 2017, MSU Denver held the 6th Annual MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference: A Symposium of Scholarly Works and Creative Projects.  Around 500 people attended and we had a total of 156 poster and oral presentations.  Congratulations to all the students who presented and to their faculty mentors!


The 7th Annual MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018. 

Visit Undergraduate Research Conference for more information.

‌UR Conference Workshops

Throughout the academic year, workshops and informational sessions are held to help students prepare for the Undergraduate Research Conference.  For more information on what workshops will be available for the 2017-18 academic year, please click here.

Grant Program

The deadline for the 2017-18 application is on Monday, September 25th at 11:59 pm. 

Grants of up to $500 are available for students who need funding for their research.  For more information, visit Undergraduate Research Grants.

Featured Mentor

Every couple of months the Undergraduate Research Program recognizes MSU Denver faculty and staff who are fantastic mentors of undergraduate research whether being in a classroom setting or outside a class.  Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Brown for being last semester's 'Featured Mentor'.  

Faculty Scholars Program

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Badanes, Dr. Randi Brazeau and Dr. Mandi Schaeffer-Fry.   

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Undergraduate Research Program, please contact or call us at 303-556-3290. We are located in the Administration Building, Room 325.


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