Undergraduate Research & Mentoring Program

The Undergraduate Research & Mentoring Program (URMP) funds undergraduate research for students majoring in all Maseeh College undergraduate disciplines. Students will learn how to conduct research and work with a faculty mentor on an exciting research project.


  • Commit to the program through the end of the 2022 summer term
  • Work ~8h/week during the winter/spring and ~16h/week during the summer term on their research project
  • Participate in regular research meetings during the winter and spring term
  • Submit weekly progress reports
  • Present their research at the beginning of the 2022 fall term

Program eligibility

  • Maseeh College undergraduate student
  • Sophomore or junior standing
  • Strong academic record
  • Strong interest in research
  • No MECOP, CECOP, EWX, PCEP or other internships
  • No previous URMP students

**Women and underrepresented students are highly encouraged to apply**

Application deadline: Sun, Oct 31, 2021, 23:59pm

Program Stipends (subject to change)

  • Winter/spring: $500 per term
  • Summer: $1,000



Please contact urmp@cecs.pdx.edu

2021 URMP Presentations

Offshore Wind Turbine Turbulence Modeling

Student: Cerrina Mouchref
Faculty Mentor: Raul Cal

Achieving A Scaled Floating Solar Panel Farm for Wind-Water Tunnel Experiments

Student: Cheyenne Negrete
Faculty Mentor: Raul Cal

Multishot ADC Controller for Single Chip Micro Mote

Student: Stephen Short
Faculty Mentor: David Burnett

Prototype of a Distributed Control Module for controlling an Electric Water Heater

Student: Blue Spitzer
Faculty Mentor: Bob Bass