Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE)

The Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE) is unique to HES and aims to encourage and support undergraduate participation in research projects across the college. PURE provides opportunities for exceptional students to cooperate actively with faculty mentors, learning firsthand about multiple dimensions of research, creative activity, and scholarship processes.


Students majoring in any HES unit, and with a minimum of 50 hours of completed coursework and a 3.25 GPA, are eligible to apply for a PURE mentorship.


$2,000; three-quarters of these funds are provided by PURE and the other quarter is provided by the mentor’s unit, research grant, or other source identified by the mentor. Funds will be used exclusively to support the undergraduate research experiences.

Please visit PURE Guidelines for more information.