An uncommon way to learn
Research happens in all fields across the FLC campus, whether you major in the sciences, arts, humanities, education, or business. As a student at FLC, you have unparalleled opportunities to conduct original research. While large universities are often known as research institutions, direct participation in research and faculty mentorship is typically reserved for graduate students. Not so at FLC. Here 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 and independent thought, while learning to ask questions, problem-solve, analyze, and effectively communicate your findings to others--all of which are great skills whatever career path you choose. In addition, by engaging in undergraduate research, you will have opportunities to write grants and present your findings on campus and at local, regional, or national conferences.
Come to our weekly Research Discussion & Nerd Party. Nerd Parties are open to everyone, and give you an opportunity to connect with other students working on research projects and get ideas to push your research forward. Watch for topics in the weekly FLC Insight.
Fridays at 1:30 pm in Berndt Tent (when the weather cooperates) or Beers Room on the 2nd floor of Reed Library (when the weather has its own agenda).
Mentorship & support for you
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 support and mentorship including:
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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.
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 knowledge base, 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.