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

Death by solar: $1.6 million DOE grant supports scientists studying bird deaths at solar facilities

CSU biologist Kristen Ruegg is working with UCLA researchers to study which bird species are most impacted by the solar industry.

Improving solar cells’ back-contact is goal of $3.5 million DOE project

A CSU team is leading an effort to make cadmium-telluride solar cells even more efficient by focusing on a classic engineering bottleneck in their design.

Biology professor Kristen Ruegg receives NSF grant to study wintering grounds of migratory birds

Ruegg received the NSF Career Award Grant of 1.18 M dollars to continue her research into migratory birds. Her team will study the migration of 11 species, the first empirical test of the theory that the individuals from the same breeding site migrating to the same wintering site promotes local adaptation in wintering areas.

Chemists create new route to PHAs: naturally degradable bioplastics

They offer a cost-effective synthetic pathway for conventional and new PHAs with enhanced properties.

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