As a student at FLC, you have unparalleled opportunities to conduct original research as an undergraduate student. While large universities are often known as research institutions, direct participation in the research, and faculty mentorship is typically reserved for graduate students. Not so at FLC. You get to design your projects, or support faculty on theirs, working directly with them and learning from their expertise. In the process, you’ll develop creativity, analysis, problem-solving, communication skills, and independent thought; have opportunities to present your findings on campus and at national conferences; and access to grants and scholarships to support your work.
You’ll learn by doing at many stages in your time at FLC. Most seniors complete capstone projects such as working with a faculty member to understand the ancient volcanoes of the San Juan Mountains, exploring the relationship between history of uranium mining and the establishment of Canyonlands National Park, or writing and producing a new theatrical performance.
Every spring, a selection of students present their work at the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Symposium, and can submit their work to be published through the online journal, Metamorphosis.
Research is impacted by the researcher. In an effort to increase the breadth and diversity of researchers’ backgrounds, and create a more inclusive scientific knowledgebase, a variety of grant and scholarship opportunities are available to students of color.
CO-AMP offers mini-grants to assist with:
Research expenses and on campus-housingGraduate school and exam feesTravel support to academic and professional conferences
Faculty mentors at FLC train a small group of highly qualified junior and senior under-represented students in an honors program strong in research opportunities and science curriculum for careers in biomedical or behavioral science research.
Pathways to Scient supports students of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with programs, funding, mentoring and other resources.