Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training
The SMART program offers ten-week research internships for historically underserved undergraduates in science and engineering each summer. The internships provide hands-on experience in research and an introduction to graduate education at a major research institution. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns design, carry out, and formally present research projects in their area of interest. Interns earn 3 hours of upper division credit, and receive all expenses and stipend. Application deadline is mid-February.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder was designed to create research partnerships between faculty and undergraduate students. "Research" in this context is interpreted as any scholarly or creative activity ranging from traditional scientific experimentation to the creation of new artistic works.
Undergraduate Research Partnerships with Minority-Serving and Undergraduate Institutions
The Center encourages and supports joint research projects in soft materials science
and engineering between Center investigators and faculty and undergraduates at minority-serving and primarily undergraduate institutions. We currently have
partnerships with Metropolitan State University Denver (MSUD) and
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (CPP-SLO).
During the academic year, chemistry and physics students work in their own
laboratories and each summer they come to perform research in the Center