Office of Undergraduate Research


Engaging and Graduating Hispanic Students Through Undergraduate Research

The Engaging and Graduating Hispanic Students Through Undergraduate Research Program, or Engage for short, aims to provide broad access to undergraduate research for historically underserved students by creating a flexible model of engagement and through multiple touchpoints while also supporting student success. A specific focus of Engage is to engage and support students who are traditionally under-served in undergraduate research opportunities, such as first-generation, under-represented minority, Pell-eligible, non-traditional, community college, and transfer students. This program is open to all undergraduate majors conducting research at Cal Poly Pomona and funding is determined by the length and deliverables of your research project. Along with research opportunities, Engage offers students a structure of wrap-around support through faculty, staff, and peer mentoring.


ENGAGE Summer 2024 REU Application Open

The program is designed to have a faculty-student mentee model where students will work full time (40 hours per week) during 8 weeks in the summer on a research project (at one of the institutions) under a faculty mentor and have a culminating experience that includes presenting this research at one of CPP’s Research conferences.

Student participants will receive financial support, workshops and cohort-building activities, and advising from faculty mentors, peers, and staff.  Students will work closely with faculty mentors on both STEM and Non-STEM research projects, and write a research report by the end of the program participation.

The Engage Program strongly encourages underrepresented students to apply (such as low-income students, first-generation students, Hispanic students, students with disabilities, and other disconnected students). 

Visit our Projects page to the right to view the research projects we have to offer this summer and apply via the link below.

Apply Here



  • Be an undergraduate student conducting research at Cal Poly Pomona
  • Be working on a research project with deliverables (a report, a model, a performance, etc.)
  • Be working with or willing to work with a faculty mentor on your project


Contact Us

Please contact Dr. Amanda Riggle at for any questions you may have.