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Student Research

Test your knowledge, make discoveries

Learn with purpose through original research

Mentored by gifted faculty who are engaged in their own research, graduate and undergraduate students from all schools and colleges engage in research projects that reflect their wide range of interests.

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students study how a Colorado community recovered after the 2013 flash floods.
  • College of Arts & Media students produce documentaries that air on local television.
  • Pre-health students have opportunities to research in fields that someday may help them care for patients.
  • All students can talk to their professors about serving as research assistants in fields that interest them.

You might even find that research pays off! At Colorado's only public urban research university, some students discover opportunities to offset the cost of their education by doing research.

Research and Creative Activities Symposium

At the annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium, students share their discoveries with each other, sparking more potential research projects and preparing our diverse  students to meet the professional challenges of the 21st century. At CU Denver, you can explore your potential as a researcher and learn with a higher purpose.

Learning through research

On her journey to earn a BS in Biology, Kaylae Nakamura became a MARC U-STAR (Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research) Scholar and made good use of the ties between CU Denver and CU Anschutz. Doing research under Kevin Masters, PhD, she screened study participants, collected data, and examined the psychology behind physical activity adoption in adults at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

“We wanted to find out what really drives people to be physically active. How can we increase maintenance of physical activity in adults?”

After she graduates, Nakamura will head straight to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases campus in Phoenix to do research in diabetes and obesity.

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