Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students work one-on-one or in small teams on scholarly projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor. By pursuing undergraduate research or creative endeavors, students learn how disciplines advance and knowledge is acquired; they begin to define and focus their academic and career interests; and they may receive academic credit. They have an opportunity to present their research or creative work(s) at the annual Student Research Conference held on campus every April.
The Office of Undergraduate Research staff help students identify mentors and research projects in natural and social sciences, engineering and mathematics, humanities and fine arts, and the professions. Though housed in the Honors College, we advise undergraduate students across the university, at every step of the way. From helping students find appropriate faculty mentors to providing funding opportunities to funding students to present their research all over the world.
Undergraduate research projects may be funded or supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research. The Office of Undergraduate Research coordinates the Pre-medical Enhancement Program (PEP), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), Simon Family Foundation Awards, Mini Grants, as well as vetting applications for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Internship program, among other students-centered opportunities.