The Undergraduate Research Academy encourages students to expand their education beyond the classroom through participation in research and creative projects mentored by UCCS faculty. The Academy objective is to support collaborative efforts between the student and faculty member, where both members benefit from the experience. Academy students act as research assistants on meaningful projects identified by their faculty mentor. The faculty member is responsible for providing significant and meaningful guidance and mentorship. Through this opportunity, the student gains valuable experience, while being paid, and the faculty member’s research program goals are furthered. Students may identify faculty mentors or vice versa.
 Students must abide by university policies on employment. These policies may differ between the regular semester and the summer semester. Faculty Mentors are responsible for ensuring they are following university policies regarding student employment.
Questions can be directed to Jennifer Poe, URA Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.