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.
In the summer, TU faculty devote hundreds of mentoring hours to students in other university research initiatives including:
- Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC)
- Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Physics
Learn more about individual research in a specific discipline by visiting the respective department pages.
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.
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.