At CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus, undergraduate students are building robots, creating documentary films, and developing new imaging techniques to detect cancer. You can be a part of this exciting world of discovery. Research opportunities exist in campus laboratories, studios, and beyond.

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) is your connection to the research opportunities that are out there just waiting for you. We're here to help you get the information you need to jump-start your research career.

This is your chance to connect your classroom learning to real-world research opportunities through grants, work-study, summer fellowships, and more.

It's education through undergraduate research and creative activities and we call it EUReCA! Once you've discovered the possibilities, you'll see why.  

What is Undergraduate Research?

"An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original, intellectual, or creative contribution to the discipline..."
- From the Council on Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research and creative activities are educational collaborations between students and faculty members. Students may initiate faculty mentorship to explore personal research, or work directly with faculty members who involve undergraduate students in their own research endeavors.

Research and creative projects involve inquiry, design, investigation and discovery. They take place in a variety of settings including science labs, field sites, and studios. Students from all disciplines can engage in scholarly research and creative activities. Whether it's creating an original musical composition or investigating the Rocky Mountain pine beetle infestation, your education comes to life.

The EUReCA! Program

The Education Through Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (EUReCA!) Program is your connection to the support you need to succeed in research activities at CU Denver | Anschutz. We help with grants, student research jobs, and fellowships, and feature student projects at our annual symposium.