Since 2014, the Borderlands Research Institute and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have teamed up to fund opportunities for undergraduate research in the BRI program. Projects are funded seasonally or annually depending on project needs, and are available to any interested undergraduate student who fits the required qualifications. Participants gain knowledge, experience, and professional connections in the field of Natural Resource Management. Presentations concerning research are made by the student researchers during the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Undergraduate researchers will also have priority in assisting additional BRI projects (i.e., big game captures, prescribed burns, etc.) as availability permits.

Current openings for undergraduate researcher positions can be found on the Sul Ross State University EMPLOYMENT page. For more information, or if you are interested in applying for one of the current openings, please read the Requirements and Application Information page. In addition to providing the application materials for the Undergraduate Research and Mentorship Program, you must also complete a Sul Ross Student Employment Application for the job that you are interested in.


Project Title: Dietary Overlap of Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, and Aoudad in the Trans-Pecos

Mentor: Olivia Gray

Project Title: Forb Response to Grazing Effects in Relation to Pronghorn Habitat

Mentor: Leanna Morin

Project Title: Observations on the Flushing Behavior and Environmental Effects of the Montezuma Quail

Mentor: Maya Ressler

Project Title: Pronghorn Habitat Forage Quality and Quantity in the Trans-Pecos, Texas

Mentor: Leanna Morin

Interested in joining our team? Visit the Requirements and Application Information page for more information on applying to our undergraduate research and mentorship program.

Participants and Projects from Previous Years

The BRI Mentorship Program is proudly supported by an educational grant from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.