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.

  • Summer (student is responsible for enrollment in a minimum of one credit hour)
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Fall and Spring Semesters


The total pay for the undergraduate participant is a minimum of $1,500; $1,000 is provided by PURE and the other amount (a minimum of $500) is provided by the mentor’s unit or another source identified by the mentor. The Associate Dean’s Office will also provide up to $200 in travel expenses for the student for an off-campus presentation of the research results.

Please visit PURE Guidelines for more information.