Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives

Undergraduate education is undergoing a fast transformation across the globe. Educators have known for a long time that the best way to learn is to do. Universities like UTEP that are encouraging their students to engage in research activities as early as possible are finding that well trained and properly mentored undergraduates can make significant contributions to the advancement of their peers and are getting better education, career, and employment opportunities than peers without undergraduate research experience.

We are pleased that you have taken the time to visit our web site and learn more about opportunities provided by COURI. We offer undergraduate students across campus an array of cutting edge research programs that they can participate in. We hope that we have convinced you to take that first step of contacting a research advisor. If unsure about your specific research inclinations, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will provide you with additional guidance.



Dr. Lourdes Echegoyen


Dr. Lourdes E. Echegoyen
Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives