UW Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate research programs at the University of Wyoming:
The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education for success in doctoral degree programs.
UW's McNair Scholars Program encourages students to pursue graduate studies by providing opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.The McNair Scholars Program prepares eligible undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. Twelve to sixteen new McNair Scholars are selected each year to participate in both academic and summer activities.
The ultimate goal the INBRE program is to promote the development, coordination, and sharing of research resources and expertise that will expand research opportunities and increase the number of competitive investigators in IDeA‐eligible states.
The INBRE UW Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides support for outstanding undergraduate students in the biological and physical sciences or mathematics on the University of Wyoming campus to work on biomedical related research projects. University of Wyoming researchers apply for the scholarship to support freshman or sophomore fellows to conduct an independent research activity directed by a University of Wyoming research mentor. The goal of the program is to provide freshman/sophomore fellows with a meaningful research experience that will encourage them to pursue the baccalaureate degree in a biomedical related undergraduate program. Students receiving fellowships are expected to conduct the proposed independent study project, write a research paper describing the project and results, and present results of their work at Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day. To date 4 scholarships have been awarded. In the future the goal will be to award four scholarships per academic semester.
EPSCoR is a federal grant program which enables Wyoming to be nationally competitive in science and technology. EPSCoR funding and state match appropriations are utilized to build science and engineering in higher education and a technology-based economy for the future. EPSCoR has helped to move the State of Wyoming along the path of research and excellence by supporting the State's research endeavors.
One important factor in an undergraduate's decision to enter graduate programs in science and engineering is participation in a quality research. The Wyoming NSF EPSCoR Fellowships have been offered since 1992 and are designed to support highly meritorious undergraduate students in the biological, physical and social sciences, engineering, mathematics; in certain areas of health sciences; and students in science and mathematics education in independent research projects.The students receive stipends for $700 during the fall and spring semesters and $3,500 in the summer. The Fellowships are awarded on the basis of the scholarship of the student, the proposed research activity and the mentoring by the faculty member.
Wyoming Space Grant sponsors educational and research programs in the state of Wyoming in support of NASA's missions.
Wyoming Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) awards fellowships to undergraduate students attending the University of Wyoming and participating in Senior Engineering Design projects. Undergraduates who are interested in engineering careers gain valuable experience participating in design projects. Women and students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.