Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Undergraduate Research InstituteIgnite Banner

The Hazy Library and Learning Center is home to the Undergraduate Research Institute (URI). The Institute serves as a hub for communicating with the entire University community-students, alumni, faculty, staff, and external constituents-about research, opportunities, and events.

URI Mission

To assist in the advancement of a research-supportive environment by promoting a culture of intellectual inquiry, discovery, and collaboration both in and out of the classroom.

Research Services & Resources

Computers for research and design

  • Fast PCs (fastest on campus!) - Quad core 3.4 GHx processors w/ 8 GB of RAM
  • Ideal for research, writing, citing, preparing oral presentations, proposals, and more!
  • Research & Reference Desk

  • Research assistance: find books, e-books, database articles, Interlibrary Loan, M-F. See Desk for Hours
  • Research Resource Center—Hazy 119

  • High-end PCs with priority given to students involved in research
  • 3D MakerBot printer for fabrication and prototyping
  • Student consultants available 15 hrs/wk (hours posted)
  • Mac Production Lab—Hazy 232

  • 9 iMac computers (2.5 GHz Quad Core w/4 GB RAM) for graphic design and video editing.
  • Blackboard Organization: Ignite Prescott: Teaching, Learning, and Research

  • Grant solicitations, collaborative research opportunities, calendar items, etc.
  • Wall of Fame

  • Exhibit of excellent research work by our students and faculty.
  • Online Tools

    In order to advance research initiatives, the following online tools are being utilized:

  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Foliotek e-Portfolios
  • ERAU Scholarly Commons Ignite Banner
  • Ignite website (available January 2014)
  • URI Director

    The center's director, Dr. Curtis James, is available for research consultation in the URI on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-5pm during the fall and spring semesters.