Student Community-Based Research Projects

New Community-Based Graduate Internship/Research Opportunity in Biology

A unique graduate internship option has been developed in conjunction with Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Regional Access to Graduate Education (RAGE) program, the biology department, and Bristol Brewing Company in Colorado Springs. Given the national and regional interest in craft/micro brewing and the prominence of this industry in Colorado, the internship provides a competitive and unique opportunity for prospective students to study the biochemical processes involved in fermentation, necessary for brewing.
Dr. Ken Andrews, the microbiologist at Bristol Brewing Company, and retired faculty member from Colorado College, is also faculty in CSU-Pueblo’s Zymurgy Institute and will be the internship supervisor. Biology Professor Dr. Carolyn Luscombe will serve as the internship faculty advisor and can be reached at 719.549.2891 or
The internship will focus on the lifecycle of yeast used in brewing beer. It is a year-long unpaid opportunity, part of the non-thesis option for a graduate degree in biology, which requires a minimum of two years of study to complete. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the biology graduate program
to be considered.
Prospective graduate students should contact the Biology Graduate Program Director Dr. Jeff Smith at
719.549.2420 or for more information about the program’s non-thesis,
internship option.
Additional information about graduate programs at CSU-Pueblo is available on the Graduate Studies webpage: To learn more about graduate programs in the natural sciences, visit the College of Mathematics and Science’s webpage: 

iCAST Research Projects

(geared toward Engineering and MBA graduate programs)

The International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology (iCAST) has provided six graduate-level research projects for engineering (4)  MBA (2) students. There is flexibility in terms of scope, deliverables, and timeline in order to accommodate a group or class subject and schedule. The proposal descriptions are attached to this message.   

Contact Lori (Matthews) Guasta for more information: 719.549.2691 or


AmeriCorps - Positions (10+)  

(for undergraduate or graduate students in any department)
The AmeriCorps program strengthens campus and community partnerships by channeling student service internships into nonprofit and government agencies serving high need, community priority areas. Adams State has generously offered to transfer 10+ UCAN Serve AmeriCorps slots to CSU-Pueblo students. These slots should focus on one of three areas that incorporate most academic programs and co-curricular service activities: Education (K-12), Healthy Futures (Preventative & Primary Health Care), and Capacity Building (Infrastructure and Resources for Nonprofits or Government Agencies).
Students (graduate or undergraduate from any department) who complete 300-900 service hours of qualified community service in these areas are eligible to receive a $1000+ in education awards.
Contact Lori (Matthews) Guasta for more information: 719.549.2691 or