Research Opportunities

Students at Augsburg have the opportunity to conduct economic research. The Capstone course (ECO 490) introduces students to econometric theory and the process of economic analysis.  Many Augsburg students have presented at conferences such as the MidWest Economics Association Conference, Posters on the Hill – Washington D.C., and the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

In addition, students can conduct collaborative research with faculty as a research assistant. This allows for students to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) provides funding for both academic year research grants and summer research assistantships.  See the URGO Research site for additional details.


photo NCUR 2013 Joel Huting, Brianna Noland and Ugaso SheikAbdi at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2013) at the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.

photo cropped ncur 2011 Nathaniel Schenheit, Gregory Kugler, and Bryan Anderson, Prof. Hofrenning at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR – 2011) at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

new cropped photo 2010 D. Stephen Drott, Caroline Bredal, Christopher Purcell and Khalid Adam at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR-2010) at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT.