Dean's Undergraduate Research Initiative (DURI)

DURI aimed to broaden the undergraduate student experience and provide opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to develop skills in mentoring at the VCU College of Engineering under the leadership of our faculty. These challenging endeavors for budding researchers demanded a sense of commitment, required considerable time and effort, sparked critical thinking and creativity, provided learning opportunities outside the classroom, and promoted teamwork skills. The research and mentoring experiences gained through DURI aimed to be transformative for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and undergraduate students alike from 2014-2022.