Colorado Springs Undergraduate
Research Forum (CSURF)

The Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF) is a collaborative venture designed to highlight the accomplishments of      undergraduates from Colorado College, the United States Air Force Academy, and UCCS.  In its twelfth  year, the conference has grown to over 450 participants and continues to reflect the commitment and dedication of our faculty and staff to our students from all disciplines-the Arts, Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences.  The event gives undergraduate students from all three institutions the opportunity to present their research and creative work in a formal academic setting and receive feedback from scholars and peers. The CSURF also helps students to polish the skills involved in formal presentation, job interviews, or continuing education through graduate/professional study.

The 2015 CSURF is part of the UCCS 50th Anniversary Celebration, and highlights the College's commitment to faculty/student undergraduate research.  LAS developed this research forum, and has continued to foster and cultivate the collaboration between Colorado College and the United States Air Force Academy.  We are honored to include tCSURF program as part of our Peak Learning Experiences program - designed to provide experential learning opportunities for every student, in every major of our college.

CSURF Registration is OPEN!

The 12th Annual

Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

will be held at Colorado College

April 4, 2015

Registration for the 2015 CSURF is now OPEN.

Registration is open from Jan. 15 - Mar. 10, 2015 for all presenters.

Guests, faculty mentors, and community members may continue to register until Mar. 23, 2015.

Schedule of Events:

Please check back for more information on our daily schedule and programing


    Keynote Address

Anne Hyde

Anne Hyde

Anne Hyde teaches the history of Native America and of North America in general.  She arrived at CC in 1991 and has served as Chair of Race and Ethnic Studies, and as Director of the Partnership for Civic Engagement and the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies. She received her A.B. degree in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. and Ph.D in History from the University of California at Berkeley.

She has published widely in the history of the American West, served on editorial boards for the Pacific Historical Review and the Western Historical Quarterly, and has been elected to the Councils of the Western Historical Association and the American Historical Association. Her most recent books are The West in the History of the Nation, 2 vols. (Bedford Books, 2000) andEmpires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 (University of Nebraska Press, 2011).

Take a look at the 2014 program and abstracts 

2015 Program coming soon, but you can  check out our 2014 program

2014 Abstracts and Program


Read more about Undergraduate Research at UCCS

at the UCCS Undergraduate Research Journal



If you would like more information regarding the upcoming CSURF conference, please contact Margie Oldham. Margie may be reached at moldham@uccs.edu or by phone at (719) 255-4552.


Developed and supported by the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

as part of the Peak Learning Experiences program for students.

Find out more at wwwluccsledu/las

(719)255-4550 Dean's Office
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