Undergraduate Research

Here, real-world research is not reserved for faculty and graduate students. Getting hands-on research experience is essential and rewarding for undergraduates. Research is part of our mission as a land-grant university, and we value its role in learning and outreach. And it will help you prepare for a successful career – no matter what you choose to do.

College Research News

Indoor air quality experiments show exposure risks while cooking, cleaning

When you’re cooking or cleaning inside your home, what chemicals are you breathing, and are they potentially harmful? CSU chemists have given us a solid start on the answer.

Biologists unveil clues to evolutionary origins of brown-colored algae for health, biofuels research

Brown algae are brown because they have evolved a special set of pigments that absorb even more light for photosynthesis than green plants and green algae do.

CSU chemists share in $20 million award for NSF Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis

Rob Paton in the Department of Chemistry helped establish the center in 2018. His work is in developing new computational approaches that enable data science to be applied to chemical reaction discovery and optimization.

CSU researchers funded by DARPA to demystify neural networks, improve cybersecurity

CSU computer scientists and mathematicians are seeking to bring mathematics-based clarity to how artificial neural networks function, and how they can be better protected against security threats.

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