Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives


As a way to highlight the outstanding research, scholarly and creative projects being conducted by undergraduate students COURI has launched Discover, a campus-wide celebration that highlights events where undergraduate students are able to present and discuss their work. In collaboration with a number of departments on campus, we hope the UTEP community is able to show their support of these students by attending a number of these upcoming events.

Discover events include:

COURI Spring Symposium
April 13th, 9 am - 1:30 pm

The COURI Spring Symposium will feature over 160 undergraduate students presenting their projects. This multidisciplinary event includes presentations by students conducting projects in a variety of disciplines, including the Arts, Humanities, Education, Engineering, and the Health, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.  This event is free and open to the public.


Art History Symposium
April 26th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Quin Hall 212

The Art History Symposium is an annual event that showcases the best work in art history completed during that academic year. Each art history faculty member selects and mentors one art history major or minor who presents their research to the art department faculty and the public in April. This spring marks our sixth symposium.


Department of Music Honors Recital
May 3rd, 1:30 pm
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall

Enjoy a variety of music pieces performed or composed by Honors students pursuing Music studies at UTEP. This event is free and open to the public.


Violin & Viola Recital
May 5th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall

Music students in Dr. Stephen Nordstrom’s Violin & Viola studio will perform a series of group concertos based on research they conducted on the music of Antonio Vivaldi. This event is free and open to the public.


Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition
May 6th - 17th

Fox Fine Arts, Glass Gallery

A culmination and exhibition of presented Graphic Design senior portfolios.
Opening Reception: May 9th 5:00 - 9:00 pm


Research2Innovation Presentations
May 10th, 9:00 - 11:00 am
CCSB G.0706A

Teams of science and engineering students coached by external consultants will present their projects aimed at translating their research into marketable innovations.


Civil Engineering Senior Design Projects
May 10th, 9:30 am
BSN 312 & 319

Senior Civil Engineering students present their senior capstone projects.


Annual Juried UTEP student Art Exhibition
Exhibition: May 10th- Aug 9th
Opening reception: May 10th, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Rubin Center

The Rubin Center is proud to present the Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition, showcasing works of art and design created by undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Art during the 2018 – 2019 academic year. All media taught in the department is represented, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, metals and graphic design.


Entering Students Research and Creative Projects Showcase
May 11th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Blumberg Auditorium, Library Room 111

At the end of every semester the Entering Student Program hosts the Entering Students Research and Creative Projects Showcase. All UNIV 1301 instructors nominate the best semester-long projects from their classes, and a committee then selects the finalists. Projects include posters on local public and pre-Civil War U.S. history, posters on the environmental impact of household chemicals, films on the Mexican Revolution, films on current social issues, brochures, short stories, paintings, sculptures, costumes, 3-D engineering models, and more.