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Getting Started

Hundreds of undergraduate research and creative activities exist across our campus. From science labs to design studios, from engineering projects to art projects, from religious studies to marketing studies, the opportunities are diverse and decentralized. Each college and departments within colleges approach undergraduate research and creative achievement in their own, unique way.

Undergraduate research and creative activities can be pursued in a variety of ways, which include assisting a faculty member on his or her project, managing your own research project under the mentorship of a faculty member, conducting research as part of a listed course, and conducting research as part of an independent study.

Step 1: Get Involved

If you are new to research, we offer a twice-weekly Getting Started Seminars to help get you started. Once you know a little more about what you want to do, browse the Find Opportunities section of this website to see what fits your research goals best. You can also go to your college’s website and start exploring faculty members’ research interests. When you find a faculty member who is doing research in your area of interest, start by sending them an email and asking for an appointment.  We also offer a monthly Research Seminar Series on a variety of topics to enhance your undergraduate research experience.

Step 2: Tell Us About Your Research

Once you get involved, tell us about it! Use one of our feedback forms and let us know about the great things you are doing. We might even write about your research and feature you on our social media and in our newsletter.

Step 3: Present Your Research

Now that you’ve done research, share your results with others. Check out the Share Your Research section of this site and choose an event (or more than one) to attend. Hey, we may even pay for you to travel somewhere to share your research with others in your field!