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:

ResearChain Mock Symposium
April 13th, 2-5pm
CCSB 1.204

This event, organized by the student organization ResearChain, allows students who will be presenting at the COURI Spring Symposium to practice their presentations and receive feedback from peers, graduate students and faculty. Undergraduate students who submitted abstracts for the COURI Spring Symposium are invited to sign up to practice their presentation. The campus community (i.e., undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff) are invited to attend the event and provide feedback to the presenters.

Contact for more information about this event: Carlos Cuellar Rodriguez, ResearChain President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HEALU Research Symposium
April 13th, 11:30am-6pm
UTEP Health Sciences and Nursing Building, 2nd Floor Lobby

Expers in nutrition, physical activity and obesity will present curring edge research. Students will also present their research on healthy eating, active living, or obesity at a poster presentation during the symposium.

COURI Spring Symposium
April 21st, 10 am - 2:30 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.

Violin & Viola Recital
April 22nd, 1:30 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.

Contact for more information about this event: Dr. Stephen Nordstrom, Assistant Professor of Violin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Department of Music Honors Recital
April 27th, 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.

Liberal Arts Honors Program Symposium
May 3rd, 5-7 pm
Union East, Templeton Suite

Every year the students in the Liberal Arts Honors Program present their research and scholarly projects at this public Symposium. These projects are conducted by Honors students from all majors in the College of Liberal Arts as independent study projects under the mentorship of faculty in the college.

This event is free and open to the public.

Human Vitality: Capstone Dance Concert
May 3rd-May 5th, 7pm and May 6th, 3pm
Fox Fine Arts 452

This dance concert is the culminating project of this years graduating dance majors. The concert is fully produced by the students, from choreography to costumes and marketing.

Civil Engineering Projects Showcase: Concept Design for Autonomous Trucks
May 4th, 10am
BSN 318 & 319

Senior Civil Engineering students present their concept designs for a project to establish autonomous truck transport from the Tornillo/Guadalupe Port of Entry to the Fabens Airport.

Annual Juried UTEP student Art Exhibition
Exhibition: May 4th- 10th
Opening reception: May 4th, 5-7:30pm
Rubin Center

Each year selected works of art and designed created by undergraduate students in the Department of Art are showcased as part of this public exhibit. The works are selected by a team of Fine Arts Jurors. This year student works will be adjudicated by two renowned artists: visual artist Betsabeé Romero and illustrating designer Craig Frazier. This event is free and open to the public.