Undergraduate Research Experience

The Undergraduate Research Experience provides students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Citrus College, Cypress College, Fullerton College, Golden West College, Mt. San Antonio College, Orange Coast College, Santa Ana College, and Santiago Canyon College an opportunity to conduct research at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in an 8-week summer program. Hispanic/Latinx students are strongly encouraged to apply!

Selected students will gain first-hand experience in scientific investigation in a dynamic, collaborative research environment. Students will be matched with CSUF faculty who will provide training and support. In addition to research, participants will create a research poster and present their findings. Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend for their research and participation throughout the summer. Stipend limited to U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

 

interested in URE?

Sign up for our URE mailing list. We will send email reminders about the application deadlines and provide you with insights about the application process. Please sign up if you are interested in URE20, URE21, or both!

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Watch the video below for more information about the Undergraduate Research Experience. 

 

URE Eligibility Requirements

  • Be in good academic standing and enrolled at a Project RAISE partner community college through spring 2020.
  • Be pursuing your first bachelor's degree. 
  • Have passed two community college science, technology, or engineering courses by June 14, 2020.
  • Have passed one community college math course and meet the mininmum math requirement for your campus by June 14, 2020. See chart below. 
  • Commit at least 40 hours per week during the Undergraduate Research Experience. 

 

Math requirements vary by campus. Please see the chart below for the requirements for your college:

Community College Minimum Course(s)
Citrus College Please visit the Citrus College application page or contact Dr. Marianne Smith at Citrus College for more information about the summer research application
Cypress College Calculus 1 (MATH 150A)
Fullerton College College Algebra (MATH 141F) & Trigonometry (MATH 142F)
Golden West College Precalculus (MATH G170), or
College Algebra (G115) & Trigonometry (G120) 
Mt. San Antonio College Precalculus (MATH 160)
Orange Coast College Precalculus (MATH A170)
Santa Ana College Precalculus (MATH 170), or
College Algebra (MATH 140) & Trigonometry (MATH 162) 
Santiago Canyon College Precalculus (MATH 170)

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Take a moment to browse through the programming of the first few years of the Undergraduate Research Experience. This can give you an idea of what you might expect if selected to participate in URE20. This includes faculty & projects, syllabi, and calendars:

Programming Component 2019 2018 2017

FACULTY & PROJECTS

The list of faculty mentors and research projects for URE20 is expected to become available in April 2020.

Feel free to browse through the list of mentors and research projects that have been available in prior years. 

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URE SYLLABI

The URE syllabi provide general information about the assignments that were required for the program. 

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URE CALENDARS

The URE calendars provide a general timeline of what to expect.

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For questions or further information, please contact César Montenegro at cmontenegro@fullerton.edu.