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The signature feature of all TU engineering and natural sciences academic programs is the opportunity for undergraduate students to step into a laboratory and conduct pioneering, enlightening research. Our initiatives prepare students for post-graduate work and have contributed to many Goldwater and National Science Foundation student scholarships and awards.



Our students proudly represent the engineering and natural sciences college at TU’s annual Research Colloquium and in the university’s exclusive Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) program. Beyond campus, students are recognized for their innovative ideas and hard work with distinguished awards at technical conferences, research paper contests and other competitions.

Learn more about individual research in a specific discipline by visiting the respective department pages.

Graduate Research

TU graduate engineering and natural science students have access to some of the best facilities and research faculty in the country. Research opportunities include everything from nanoscale technologies in Keplinger Hall to testing new hydrate flow techniques at the North Campus research facility.

Whether you’re interested in a master’s or doctoral degree, the engineering and natural science graduate programs train students to be technically competent and innovative, ethically informed, and socially aware with the problem-solving skills they will need for work in industry and academia.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded 14 different projects in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences in 2013-14 for almost $700,000.

Faculty in Research

Our approachable, accomplished faculty are some of the top researchers in their fields, using their leadership and dedication to help advance the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Through technical expertise and a caring spirit, TU faculty apply inspiring and fun research projects to cultivate students’ passion for learning.

Research Consortia

Over the past 80 years, TU’s educational objectives and research facilities have become an international leader in petroleum engineering and energy education. Strong ties to the industry have drawn significant research funding to TU and enabled our programs to add a real world perspective. Learn more our progressive research initiatives and facilities in Centers, Institutes and Consortia.