The main goal of the EXCEL/COMPASS Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) is for students to see and experience research first-hand and feel what it is like to generate knowledge. Eligible students have the opportunity to participate in research during their second year of study with a possibility for continuation into the junior year.
We offer the URE to our students during the spring semester of their sophomore year. To be eligible, students need to be in good standing in EXCEL (continuing in their STEM major) and have a 3.0 GPA or higher at the end of the fall semester of their sophomore year.
Students participating in the URE through EXCEL could be eligible for some extended research opportunities beyond spring of their sophomore year. Additionally, we connect our students with other programs across the university for continued research participation.