Uncommon research opportunities at FLC

Unique to higher education, undergraduates can conduct original research in all majors across campus. You can design projects, support faculty on theirs, and learn from their expertise.

In the process, you’ll develop creativity and independent thought, learn to ask questions, problem-solve, analyze, and communicate your findings to others. You can write grants and present your findings on campus and at local, regional, or national conferences.

UGR events

Connect with staff, faculty, and peers at events throughout the semester including our Speaker Series, Grad Plus Fair, and symposium.


Capstone project

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 the history of uranium mining and the establishment of Canyonlands National Park, or writing and producing a new theatrical performance.

Share your research

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.


Dr. Christine Smith

Undergraduate Research Support Coordinator

Dr. Christine Smith, Undergraduate Research Support Coordinator

Hi, I am Christine! I'm available as a resource to you as you get involved in undergraduate research. Call on me for research support, including:

  • Brainstorming and talking about your areas of research interest
  • Connecting you with a mentor who can help you design and execute projects
  • Grant applications to support your project or travel to conferences
  • Preparing a poster or oral presentation
  • Crafting an elevator pitch for your project
  • Creating a research e-portfolio that you can share with future employers

Make an appointment and we'll chat!

Grants for students of color

Research is impacted by the researcher. In an effort to increase the breadth and diversity of researchers’ backgrounds, and create a more inclusive scientific knowledge base, a variety of grant and scholarship opportunities are available to students of color.


Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement

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.

More about U-RISE
Pathways to Science

Institute for Broadening Participation

Pathways to Science supports students of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with programs, funding, mentoring and other resources.

Go to Pathways to Science