Research Opportunities at Penn State

MURE: Minority Undergraduate Laboratory Research Experience (annual)

The MURE program began in 1991 at University Park and has offered research experiences in the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Earth and Mineral Science, Engineering, Health and Human Development, and Science. The MURE program was created to help stem high dropout and major change rates among minority students in science and engineering related fields.

Underrepresented minority undergraduate students (African American, Native American, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic) majoring in the sciences or engineering as well as undeclared majors may apply for the MURE program. Students work in labs in return for credit or wages. Visit the website or contact the MURE Coordinator for more information.

MURE Coordinator
Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium
2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2535
mure-spacegrant@psu.edu

WISER: Women in Science and Engineering Research (annual)

Women In Science and Engineering Research (WISER) provides first-year women students at University Park with research opportunities and mentoring. It was created in 1993 as a means to retain women in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science and engineering, where studies have proven the highest percentages of dropouts occur among women. Visit the WISER website or contact the WISER Coordinator for more information.

WISER Coordinator
Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium
2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2535
wiser@psu.edu

http://www.psu.edu/spacegrant/highered_old/research.html