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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research enhances students’ educational experience, prepares them for graduate study, and can provide the basis for MS thesis research.  Students interested in participating in research should contact individual MAE faculty to find out what research opportunities are available.

To fully recognize the accomplishments of USU’s undergraduate researchers, the Undergraduate Research Scholar Transcript Designation is given to students meeting the requirements.

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Engineering Undergraduate Research Program (EURP)


This College of Engineering program is designed to involve outstanding undergraduate students in research projects and encourage these students to consider graduate school.

Find out more about the EURP and what it can do for you!


*Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities (URCO)


The Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities Grant Program (URCO) is funded by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies to support worthy projects. URCO grants were established in 1975. Two rounds of competition occur each year: Round I due date is October 15; Round II due date is February 15.

Find out more about URCO.

(*URCO's are only available to established student researchers with support from their research advisor.)


Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities (SURCO)

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies has established a grant program for undergraduate students that funds summer work on research or creative projects. SURCO grants will be competitively awarded, based on a proposal and will require 50% matching support from a department or other source.
Find out more about SURCO.