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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 Matthew Gaston

Undergraduate Research Conference

On April 22, 2016, MSU Denver held the 5th Annual MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference: A Symposium of Scholarly Works and Creative Projects.  Over 600 people attended and we had a total of 166 poster and oral presentations.  Congratulations to all the students who presented and to their faculty mentors!


The 6th Annual MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on Friday, April 21, 2017. 

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 2016-17 academic year, please click here.

Grant Program

The deadline for the 2016-17 application has passed.  Please stay tuned for information on how to apply next year. 

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 and Dr. Randi Brazeau for being the first candidates selected to receive the 'Faculty Scholars Program' grant funding for their research.  Way to go!  

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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