The Department of Political Science, as well as Colorado State University as a whole, offer many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to research topics of interest and showcase their work to the academic community.
The first edition of the journal was produced in Fall 2018. The idea for the journal started because of a desire among some of the undergraduate students to not only showcase their own work, but have opportunities to learn what their professors were researching. This first edition includes work from two undergraduates and four political science faculty members.
The first ever Local Government Capstone was taught Fall 2018 by the Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership manager, Sam Houghteling. The class explored a different aspect of local government each week. Some of their final group projects can be seen here.
CURC is an opportunity for all CSU undergraduates to participate in events and activities that showcase their scholarly achievements. Every April, the Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase recognizes and awards winners in every discipline. Categories include: Research, Service-Learning, Writing, Art, and Oral Presentation.
MURALS intentionally reaches out to students of color in various disciplines and exposes them to a variety of undergraduate research opportunities.