Students learn about CSU's tuburculosis research

Colorado State’s research programs are among the best the nation, offering multiple ways for undergraduate students to participate in research with faculty, along with opportunities to lead and showcase their own projects. CSU’s Carnegie Research I University classification means high priority is given to research, and the university maintains very high research activity.

Every major. Every interest.

Research at CSU isn’t limited to the sciences. Students and faculty conduct research around everything from the arts to the environment to cultural history. With opportunities in the lab and the out in the world, you can explore your interests and develop your knowledge around the things you’re passionate about.

Next-level opportunity. Next-level benefits.

The ability to not only participate in but also lead and conduct your own research as an undergrad comes with a myriad of benefits. You’ll engage directly with faculty and the subject matter, as well as deepen your knowledge in your field. Oftentimes, projects have real-world applications, and you can see your hard work pay off. You’ll gain valuable experience in the lab, and learn the same research techniques graduate students and professors use. Plus, having high-caliber research on your resume as an undergrad will give you an edge when applying to scholarships, graduate school, or a competitive career.

CSU undergraduate research making headlines

Seeking lizards for science…
Undergraduate Ryan Armstrong got his feet wet in wildlife biology through a summer program called Research Experience for Undergraduates and is developing a passion for vertebrate biology field work.

Winner winner…
Cash prize winners for CSU’s Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity showcase have been announced, and for the second time, social work student Sarah Bibbey has placed in the competition.

When you add quantum mechanics to your resume…
Aaron Glock is an undergraduate researcher for the Frustrated and Quantum Magnetism group, exploring the effects of quantum mechanics on magnetic systems.

I see a trend here…
There are about 5,300 undergraduate researchers at CSU, up sharply from an estimated 1,400 a decade ago. They’re young, smart, and already solving global problems.

When you outsmart the competition…
A lone undergraduate team from CSU bests all-graduate-student field at computing research competition.

Discovering a mighty mouse…
Eli Finer, an undergraduate Honors Program student studying nutrition and food science at CSU, has been selected to receive a prestigious fellowship for his research on the probiotic supplementation of mice.

And that’s how it’s done…
Students from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences earn top awards during springtime research events.