The Undergraduate Research Module (URE) is a centralized platform for undergraduate students and their mentors to track undergraduate research and creative experiences. Any MSU student or faculty/staff member can submit experiences. Users can access the URE Module by logging into the My Spartan Story platform using their MSU Net ID. This student guide offers step-by-step for students to submit a research/creative experience. This research mentor guide explains how faculty/staff can submit experiences on behalf of their students.

What should I submit?

Any research project or creative activity that you have worked on under the guidance of a research mentor (e.g., faculty member, graduate student, post-doc).

Why should I submit something?

Your research experience will become part of your Spartan Experience Record, which is an official university record of non-credit bearing student experiences related to leadership positions, community engagement, internships, research, intercultural experiences, and other activities. Students can use their Spartan Experience record to develop their resumes and to create record of college activities that enhanced their learning.

Where do I find the Undergraduate Research Module?

Login to My Spartan Story using your MSU NetID and password. Choose Undergraduate Research from the menu on the left side and select Undergraduate Research Experiences. Follow the instructions to enter you research submission.

What information do I need to submit a research experience?

Title of project, brief description, information about your research mentors (name and MSU email), and time period engaged in project.

Who should submit research or creative experiences?

Any MSU undergraduate student may submit a research or creative experience. This student guide offers step-by-step for students to submit a research/creative experience. This research mentor guide explains how faculty/staff can submit experiences on behalf of their students. Multiple students may be listed on one project.

What happens next?

Students: Your submission will appear as pending. Your research mentor will be notified to review your submission and verify your work. When a submission become verified, it will appear on your Spartan Experience Record.

Faculty: When a faculty member submits an experience on behalf of students, the submission is automatically verified and should appear on a student’s Spartan Experience Record within 2 business days.


Contact the MSU Undergraduate Research Office with questions or concerns.