Undergraduate research

Kansas State University is working to increase undergraduate opportunities for research as part of the goal to become a top 50 public university by 2025. Research can be conducted at one of the university's more than 90 research centers. Research programs include Developing Scholars, McNair Scholars Program and a program through the National Science Foundation.

Developing Scholars

The Developing Scholars Program offers underrepresented students research projects with faculty mentors. Students receive academic, social and financial support while participating in the discovery and creation of new knowledge at Kansas State University. For more information, visit Developing Scholars.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is federally funded and prepares low-income and first-generation college students, as well as students from groups under-represented in graduate education for doctoral study. A paid eight-week undergraduate research experience with faculty mentors is a major part of this preparation. For more information visit McNair Scholars Program.

Research Experience for Undergraduates 

The National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates, or REU, program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. K-State has five REU sites that offer 10-week summer research opportunities for undergraduate students. 

DepartmentProgramContact
BiologyEcology, evolution, and genomics of grassland organismsBruce Snyder
785-532-2430
basnyder@k-state.edu
Brett Sandercock
785-532-0120
bsanderc@k-state.edu
Chemical EngineeringWind, earth, and fire: Sustainable energy for the 21st CenturyKeith Hohn
785-532-4315
hohn@k-state.edu
ChemistryK-State chemistry REUChris Culbertson
785-532-6685
culbert@k-state.edu
PhysicsLaser-mater Interactions at the Atomic and NanoscaleKristan Corwin
785-532-1663
corwin@k-state.edu
Mathematics

Departmental Undergraduate Research

Summer undergraduate mathematics research

Virginia Naibo
785-532-0554
vnaibo@k-state.edu 

Marianne Korten
785-532-0567
mkorten@k-state.edu