UTEP has a strong tradition of involving undergraduates in research. Students are currently working on numerous projects in all departments throughout the various colleges at the university. Many faculty members participate in interdisciplinary programs that provide additional cross-training. Interested students are strongly encouraged to talk to their academic advisor and/or any professor in their department of interest about joining a research group. Keep in mind that in addition to research opportunities at UTEP there are also external opportunities at other institutions, campuses, industry, hospitals, national laboratories, museums, theaters and national and state parks to name a few. In most cases these external research experiences come with full support for travel, living expenses and stipends. Some opportunities are international in nature, which provide the added advantage of cross-cultural and language training.