Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship

MURF offers all undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in innovative, faculty-led research.

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First-Year Innovation and Research Scholar Training

FIRST offers an opportunity for highly motivated first-year students to participate in original research.

Applications for 2022-2023 are currently closed. Please check back in Spring.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

SURF offers all undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in innovative, faculty-led research over the course of the summer.

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Undergraduate Research Scholar Graduation Distiniction

URS Distinction is offered every semester to outgoing graduates.

Applications are usually due in the middle of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Reuleaux Writing Grant

The RWG is awarded annually in the Fall semester. Learn more about how you can participate!

Undergraduate Research Journal

Reuleaux is Mines peer-reviewed undergraduate research magazine. Get involved today!

FOSTERING EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGH

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

The office of Undergraduate Research Scholars works hard to provide students a wide array of opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research led by Mines faculty mentors. Research opportunities include fellowships, research assistantships, and even obtaining credits for research. Programs such as the First-Year Innovation & Research Scholar Training (FIRST) and Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) can help incoming students get a head start in their field of interest.

FOSTERING transformative LEARNING THROUGH

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

The office of Undergraduate Research Scholars provides students with a wide array of opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research led by Mines faculty mentors. Research opportunities include fellowships, research assistantships, and even obtaining credits for research. Programs such as the First-Year Innovation & Research Scholar Training (FIRST) and Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) can help incoming students get a head start in their field of interest.

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The FIRST fellowship gave me my first experiences in a professional lab, and enriched my education in countless ways.

– Avery Tyndall (Mentor, Dr. Susanta Sarkar), Physics, Class of 2023

FIRST helped me solidify my interest in continuing research as an undergraduate at Mines and in post-undergraduate work.

– Tony Tien (Mentor, Dr. Kevin Cash), CBE, Class of 2023

Nominate your mentor!

The Undergraduate Research Mentor Award recognizes faculty, postdoc, and graduate student mentors who support undergraduate students in having enriching research experiences.

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Undergrad Research Ambassadors

Undergrad Research Journal

Featured Stories

Scholar Spotlight: Frances LeDuke '26

Undergraduate research brings Mines student across the country and world to solve a pressing environmental issue. Frances LeDuke shares her experience conducting on-site data collection in Zambia and presenting at an international conference in Pittsburgh. Her research seeks possible avenues for remediation of contamination from legacy mining in Zambia. 

Monthly Research Blast

This monthly email newsletter is intended to keep you up-to-date on all things undergraduate research at Mines. Read on to learn about upcoming events, announcements, opportunities, and other news. To receive the Monthly Research Blast to your email, subscribe here

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