Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott's Undergraduate Research Institute

The Undergraduate Research Institute (URI) promotes research, scholarly and creative activities at the undergraduate level. By enhancing critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, URI helps to prepare Embry-Riddle students to contribute as productive individuals, employees and citizens. We facilitate interactions with industry and community partners as students build their professional network. URI is university-wide and invites students and faculty from all disciplines to participate.

Why participate in URI?

  • Gain hands-on research experience.
  • Participate in national competitions.
  • Strengthen your resume.
  • Network with industry leaders, faculty and students.

Participation in URI includes:

  • One-on-one work with faculty mentors
  • Workshops in Ethics & Professionalism, Presentations, Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Share your findings at the ERAU Undergraduate Symposium, ERAU Discovery Day, ERAU outreach events and external conferences

Prescott Campus URI Discovery 2023

URI Discovery is our celebration of undergraduate research and scholarship, and is linked to our Preview Day events. From aviation to engineering, security and intelligence to physics and astronomy, our URI Discovery poster and oral sessions offer a wealth of knowledge and discovery for everyone.

URI Funding

The URI provides more than $100,000 annually in funding for student research and development, scholarly and creative, and competition-based grants. Our Eagle Prize or E-Prize Grants fund teams of students to develop material and attend regional, national or international competitions and for the implementation of new competitions.

Our Ignite Grants fund individuals or teams of students to conduct research, scholarly or creative projects with a focus on presenting their work at professional conferences and publishing in scholarly and industry journals.

We also provide small Travel Grants for students to present their work at conferences. We have both academic term and summer term funding cycles. We have a team of dedicated faculty and staff mentors committed to assisting students with their projects.

Contact Us

Dr. Anne Boettcher
Assistant Dean of Research
Kelly Brown
Office Assistant, Career and Professional Development