Freshman innovation and reasearch scholar training

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

Applications open August through September 4th!

Undergraduate Research Journal

The second volume has been published! Click below to learn more.

Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium

All projects 2020 projects are archived!

FOSTERING EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGH

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

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.

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

Upcoming Events and Applications

FRESHMAN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Undergrad Research Ambassadors

Undergrad Research Journal

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