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

Jean Chung receives NSF CAREER award to study proteins on cell membranes

The award will support Chung’s investigation of molecular interactions on the surfaces of cells, where many critical life processes take place.

Water in, clean energy and water out: DOE funds renewable hydrogen fuel research

Using sunlight to split water, or H2O, into hydrogen and oxygen represents what Justin Sambur, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, calls “a holy grail in energy science.”

Why do salamanders have junk DNA? CSU’s Rachel Mueller wants to know

Rachel Mueller, a professor in the Department of Biology at CSU, studies salamanders and their cellular makeup. She’s found an interesting quirk in these species’ evolutionary histories – they’re full of “junk” DNA. 

CSU study finds disease-carrying tick populations expanding into Colorado

The study, funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation, showed that American dog ticks are present in 16 counties in Colorado where they were not previously identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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