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Undergraduate Research & Mentoring Program

Now accepting applications for 2013-2014!

Please apply online through the application portal. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on October 11, 2013.

Among the college's signature offerings, the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Programp (URMP) funds undergraduate research for students majoring in all Maseeh College undergraduate disciplines: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Mechancial Engineering. Additional opportunities may be available to students majoring in Chemistry and Physics.






This program is supported in part by a grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation Education Alliance.

Program eligibility:

  • Undergraduate PSU student in good academic standing
  • US citizen or permanent resident (eligible to work in the United States)
  • Strong academic record
  • Interest in undergraduate research

**Women and underrepresented students are highly encouraged to apply**

Students are required to:

  • Present their research at an end of the year poster symposium
  • Participate in one K-12 outreach presentation
  • Work a set number of hours per term agreed upon in consultation with their faculty mentor - funding is available for up to ten hours per week each term throughout the academic year
  • Commit to to the program through the end of Spring term

To apply: 

Prepare the following application documents to upload through the application portal:

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in undergraduate research
  2. Brief resume or CV
  3. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member interested in supporting your research work
  4. A complete application form. 

Questions? Please contact Marcia Fischer, (503) 725-4289,  

Past Participants and Research Topics: