Research Is Engaged Learning

Undergraduate research is a student-faculty collaboration to examine, create and share new knowledge or works in ways commensurate with practices in the discipline.

Because undergraduate research is considered by many to be one of the most powerful ways for students to learn, the process is just as important as the outcome. Undergraduate research is an opportunity to apply what you have learned in class to solve real-world problems, as well as to learn things that you might not typically cover in class.

Research Benefits

The benefits of undergraduate research may differ from experience to experience, but often include:

  • Challenging students to take risks by posing and answering complex questions
  • Developing students’ quantitative, problem-solving, and presentation skills
  • Confirming students’ interests in a specific field and providing them with hands-on experiences that lead to success in graduate school and careers
  • Creating long-lasting professional relationships between students and faculty mentors
  • Stimulating discussions and collaborations within and across academic disciplines

Undergraduate Research

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