New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research Experiences

NCUIRE: Research Opportunities at the New College at ASU

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Undergraduate research is an integral component of the New College experience. The New College Undergraduate Inquiry & Research Experiences (NCUIRE) Program provides opportunities to New College undergraduates to engage in meaningful research partnerships with faculty and other undergraduates.

Faculty-student research collaboration benefits students, faculty and the university. For students, research is a great way to gain experience that may make you more competitive when you apply for jobs. You’ll delve deeper into many of the most intriguing topics you cover in your coursework. Plus, research encourages you to apply what you learn in the classroom to solve real-world problems as you work alongside a world-renowned expert in your field of interest. You may also gain a mentor who can help guide you as you progress through your academic career and beyond. 

Please download the following PDF PDF iconncuire_rfa_for_ay_18-19-_spring_applications.pdf to obtain the complete Request for Applications.


2018-19 ~ Request for Applications and Submissions Guidelines
Application Deadline:  Monday, March 12, 2018
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NCUIRE Drop in information Session:  Wednesday February 28th, 1 to 2 pm, FAB S101



Want to know more on how NCUIRE can help build your future? Check out this article, written by a recent NCUIRE graduate, on the value undergraduate research provided her as a Sun Devil.

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NCUIRE About Research


ASU Sian Mooney

Dr. Siân Mooney is the director of NCUIRE. She is an economist that studies water use in the Western US, endangered species and the impacts of climate change. She is committed to providing Undergraduate Research Opportunities and benefitted greatly from these experiences herself!  Dr. Mooney has more than 20 years of academic experience with students, research, and program management.




ASU Eric Swank

Dr. Eric Swank serves as the associate director of NCUIRE. He teaches research classes in   Social & Cultural Analysis and brings expertise in designing, managing and evaluating undergraduate research experiences. He writes on issues of sexual prejudice and political activism, loves talking research with students, and has published over ten peer-reviewed articles with undergraduate students.




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