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The Undergraduate Research iMove Community connects faculty and professional staff who wish to share data, knowledge, experiences, and best practices in undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities. UTEP's Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI) serves as the central unit on campus for facilitating undergraduate training in research, scholarly, or creative activities, enhancing student's academic success and professional development, and showcasing the results of their work.


The community aspires to: - Learn from members - Promote interdisciplinary undergraduate initiatives - Share effective practices - Learn about and disseminate undergraduate research opportunities


  1. Mentored Research
  2. Professional development
  3. Research Intensive Courses
  4. Research Methods
  5. Scholarly and Creative Activities
  6. Student development
  7. Undergraduate mentoring
  8. Undergraduate research
  9. Undergraduate training


Engineering - Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering (MMBME)
Biomaterials, Inkjet Printing, Tissue Engineering, COVID-19
Featured: Awards

Liberal Arts - Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center
behavioral and neural plasticity, dopamine, movement disorder, drug addiction, in vivo intracerebral microdialysis, neuroscience
Featured: Awards

Liberal Arts - Art
Book Design, Identity Design, Packaging Design, Poster Design

Engineering - Computer Science
continuous constraint solving, global optimization, interval computations, dynamical systems, students' success initiatives, broadening participation, DEI
Featured: Awards

Cox, Marc
School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy
Community Engaged Scholarship, Community Engagement, Service Learning, Capacity Building, Community Partnerships, steroid hormone receptor, heat shock protein, chaperone, prostate cancer, androgen, endocrine disruption, estrogen, cancer, faculty governance, faculty development
Featured: Awards

Related Efforts

UTEP Related Effort
Funding: This center is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under linked Award Numbers RL5GM118969, TL4GM118971, and UL1GM118970.

The BUILDing SCHOLARS center is dedicated to the implementation, evaluation and sustainability of a suite of institutional, faculty and student development programs and activities that will positively transform the training of the next generation of biomedical researchers from the U.S. Southwest region in an effort to substantially diversify the biomedical research workforce so that it mirrors the population of the nation.

Freshman Year Research Intensive Sequence (FYRIS)
UTEP Related Effort
Funding: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The FYRIS program is a three-course sequence designed to provide freshmen with course-based undergraduate research experiences. The sequence consists of one research foundations course taught through SCI-1301 (a core course) and two semesters of a research track. All courses are part of degree plans in various majors. Some courses are at the junior/senior level.

RISE Option III: Research Scholars Program
UTEP Related Effort
Funding: This program is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Contact: Renato Aguilera

The primary objective of the RISE Scholars Program at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is to increase the participation of disadvantaged underrepresented minority students (URM) in biomedical research. The UTEP RISE Program is comprised of two distinct populations of trainees: a) Students that participate in research projects as undergraduates and b) Graduate students working towards a Ph.D. degree.

On-campus and external undergraduate research opportunities (COURI)

The Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI) seeks to enrich the undergraduate experience of students by facilitating, enhancing and showcasing their research training. This mission lies at the core of UTEP’s goal of becoming the first national research university with a 21st century student demographic.

Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR)
Related Effort: Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR)

An instrument to assist institutions to self-assess the maturity of their undergraduate research programs. The instrument aspires to present the best practices in undergraduate research. It can be used as a guide for institutions that are striving to enhance the learning experiences of students through research program. It can also be used as a beacon for institutions that are in the beginning stages of developing an undergraduate research program.


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