Undergraduate Research Scholar Graduation Distiniction

Applications for May 2021 are open. Apply by March 15th!

MInes Undergraduate Research Fellowship

MURF 2021-2022 applications open April 5th!

Freshman innovation and reasearch scholar training

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

Awards for 2020-2021 have been announced!

Undergraduate Research Journal

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

Reuleaux Writing Grant

The RWG is awarded annually. Learn more about how you can participate!



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 Freshman Innovation & Research Scholar Training (FIRST) and Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) can help incoming students get a head start in their field of interest.

We’re physically closed but virtually open. Click here for more information.

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

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