Would you like to get a head start on research and have the opportunity to explore various interests as an undergraduate?
The Your Own Undergraduate Research Experience at CU program (YOU'RE @ CU) is an exciting opportunity to gain practical research experience in engineering by linking undergraduate students with a graduate student mentor. Get hands-on experience as an undergrad that will inspire you to make a world of difference! You'll work on a research project 3–5 hours per week and participate in a 15-week seminar course on research practices. You'll also develop your own research hypothesis and work through the research process, culminating with a research paper and a poster session.
Applicants must be engineering majors in good academic standing.
Details for Undergraduate Students
- Work with a graduate mentor for 3–5 hours per week
- Gain exposure and learn the fundamentals of working in a lab environment, testing a hypothesis, and analyzing data
- Participate in a 15-week seminar course for one pass/fail credit
- Make a poster about your experience and present it with your graduate mentor at the end of the semester
Details for Graduate Student Mentors
- Work with an undergraduate student for 3–5 hours per week
- Gain leadership and mentoring experience, attend a workshop on mentoring, and learn how to productively integrate an undergraduate student into a lab environment. List this on your CV under teaching and mentoring experience!
- Gain an extra set of hands to help further your research
- Present a poster about the experience — created by your undergraduate mentee — at the end of the semester.