Uncommon research opportunities at FLC
Unique to higher education, undergraduates at Fort Lewis College 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.
Connect with staff, faculty, and peers at the UGR hosted events.
Attend the UGR Speaker Series for engaging talks, refreshments, and great conversations, find your dream job opportunity at the Grad Plus Fair, and celebrate our students' hard research work at the Fall Symposium and Spring Symposium & Gala.
You’ll learn by doing at many stages in your time at FLC. Most seniors complete capstone projects like 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.
Every spring and fall, students present their work at an Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Symposium, and can submit their work for publishing through the online journal, Metamorphosis.
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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:
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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.
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 Science supports students of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with programs, funding, mentoring and other resources.