Student-Faculty Research Collaborative

Student Research Opportunities


Adelante Researchers Program(opens in new window)

The program provides Latinx and low-income graduate and undergraduate students faculty-mentored, funded research experience during the summer.
Chico STEM Connections Collaborative - CSC²

Summer Undergraduate Research Program(opens in new window)

The programs offer summer undergraduate research (UGR) opportunities. The UGR opportunities are available to CSC2 students who have reached the second semester of their sophomore year. 

Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences - CUREs
Course-based undergraduate research experiences - CUREs offer research experience within the course activities. Students participate in authentic research allowing them to experience firsthand how to develop a research question and implement the research process. Chico State has several opportunities for students to engage in authentic research in the classroom through the CEMUR Project(opens in new window) and CUReCAP Program.
Student Awards for Research and Creativity Grants
The Student Awards for Research and Creativity(opens in new window) are grants available to students to complete original projects under the guidance of faculty or staff advisors. The awards are made available three times a year from funds allocated by the Provost.
Federal Work Study for Faculty-Mentored Research
Work-Study is need-based federal aid that provides an opportunity to earn money through a part-time job on campus including being paid to assist professors with their research. Learn more about work-study aid by visiting Chico State's Federal Work-Study(opens in new window) webpage. To learn about potential research opportunities paid through the Federal Work-Study program connect with a faculty member who is recruiting student research assistants, check on Handshake(opens in new window), the career services platform for opportunities, and check with your major department staff. 
MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (PDF) (MSRDC) supports and stimulates science and technology related research at Minority Serving Institutions for real-world applications to real-world problems to maintain and enhance the technological dominance of the United States in a competitive world.
Employment Opportunities
In order to be considered for positions with Chico State Enterprises(opens in new window), it is necessary to apply for a specific position during a stated recruitment period and follow the stated procedures and closing dates. Each announcement lists the required application materials in “How to Apply”. Chico State Enterprises does not maintain mailing lists for job announcements.
Learning-Aligned Employment Program

The Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP(opens in new window)) offers eligible underrepresented students at public colleges and universities the opportunity to earn money to help defray their educational costs while gaining education-aligned, career-related employment. Check out our introductory presentation (Google Slide).

Child Development Research
Research is an integral part of the Associated Students Child Development Lab(opens in new window). We invite faculty and student research applications related to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, families, sibling issues, staffing issues, program administration and early childhood programming and curriculum, and other related topics. This section provides the research process and application within the ASCDL.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Opportunities

Opportunities for fall or spring semester research in Chemistry or Biochemistry are available. Please contact the faculty member you are interested in potentially working with to learn more, or explore our website(opens in new window).

McLeod Institute of Simulation Science
The MISS research group(opens in new window) at CSU, Chico is a member organization of the Society for Computer Simulation International. Researchers apply numerical techniques and employ high speed devices to decrease execution time on low cost hardware.
Optical Imaging & Intelligent Processing (OIIP) Lab
The Optical Imaging and Intelligent Processing(opens in new window) (OIIP) Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a laboratory dedicated to the development of novel optical imaging and sensing, signal and image processing algorithms, machine learning and deep learning models for broad applications in biomedical imaging, healthcare, robotics, physical science, and industrial inspection.
Community Legal Information Clinic
CLIC(opens in new window) is an undergraduate legal information clinic that has been providing legal information to students and community members for over 50 years. CLIC also provides paralegal practicum opportunities with students working directly under CLIC’s four supervising attorneys.
Handshake (opens in new window)is the job database platform used by the Career Center & Student Employment Office to post all state-side on-campus student employee positions (in addition to off-campus part-time positions, internships, and career positions).