University of Colorado Colorado Springs


Research, scholarship, and creative works are crucial activities for our faculty. Faculty members engage students and the community in their research and creative work activities providing unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate students can participate in these types of activities in a variety of ways: through the Undergraduate Research Academy; through paid positions in their colleges or departments or with individual faculty; through independent study opportunities for credit; or by volunteering. Students have the opportunity to present their scholarly activities at the Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF) and the Mountain Lion Research Day.

Graduate students may conduct scholarly activities under the mentorship of a faculty member and then more independently as they develop skills and knowledge. Graduate students may also present at Mountain Lion Research Day and at professional meetings.

The research offices (Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance) provide support to faculty and staff related to research activities including contracts, grants, human subjects research approval, and seed grants.

UCCS Research Student