Armour R&D consists of two programs: Program for Undergraduate Research Education (PURE), which focuses on research, and Mentored Innovation and Development (MIND), which focuses on developing technology based on research. Both programs aim to provide undergraduate students with a unique, hands-on experience with research and development.
Armour College of Engineering hosted its annual Armour R&D Expo in spring 2019 to showcase the work of students who participated in the program during the 2018–19 academic year.
Armour College of Engineering PURE
Through Armour College of Engineering PURE, undergraduate students are able to find their focus by taking part in fundamental and applied research projects. Research that students are involved in will focus on the fundamental problems that face society today. PURE is a collaborative effort involving Armour College faculty, the Wagner Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Institute for Food Safety and Health. Students selected to participate in this program have the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor and gain valuable research experience.
Armour College of Engineering MIND
Armour College of Engineering MIND is a program for undergraduate engineering students that focuses on the development and implementation of technology based upon research findings. We encourage faculty and students to participate in this program to explore new applications of ongoing research and/or work toward the utilization of innovative technology.