New to Mentoring Students in Undergraduate Research? Start Here.

At MSU Denver, we are student-centered, focused on delivering a high-quality education through teaching, scholarly activities, and service, faculty work to advance the mission of the university. To fulfill the mission, faculty can engage undergraduate students in “scholarly inquiry, creative activity, and the application of knowledge.”

Mentoring undergraduate research is a student-focused way of bringing research and teaching together.

Guide for Mentors Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

Let us hear from you!

Thank you for helping us grow our community of scholars!

To better serve our community, it helps us to know who is involved, so if you have an undergraduate student working with you, please let us know by filling out the form below.

Undergraduate Research Engagement Survey

We love to hear from you. Let us know how we can better support you! Email us at [email protected]

Further Reading

Publications from the Council on Undergraduate Research on getting started:

How to Get Started in Arts and Humanities Research with Undergraduates
Edited by: Iain Crawford, Sara E. Orel, and Jenny Olin Shanahan
How to Get Started in STEM Research with Undergraduates
Edited by: Merle Schuh
A Mathematician’s Practical Guide to Mentoring Undergraduate Research
by Michael Dorff, Allison Henrich, and Lara Pudwell
Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities: Models of Undergraduate Research 
Edited by: Naomi Yavneh Klos, Jenny Olin Shanahan, & Greg Young
Reading, Writing, and Research: Undergraduate Students as Scholars in Literary Studies
Edited by: Laura L Behling