FOSTERING EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGH
Mines provides an array of opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct cutting-edge research led by faculty mentors. Research opportunities include research fellowships, research assistantships, obtaining credit for research and volunteer positions. Opportunities such as the Freshman Research Initiative (FIRST) Awards and Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) attracts young, incoming talent to get a head start on research.
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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.