Research Experiences

Interested in Undergraduate Research?

Engaging in research at the undergraduate level has many benefits. Research gives you the opportunity to take what you have learned in the classroom and apply those skills and knowledge to a real-life question.

Research helps you to understand concepts that are integral to your area of study. You will improve your self-confidence, critical thinking skills, and communication skills. The research experience and the networking opportunities it provides will ultimately help you in making your career decisions.


Undergraduate Research Ambassadors 

Need help finding research? Talk to an Undergraduate Research Ambassador (URA)! URAs are undergraduate students who have been through the process of finding and working in undergraduate research. They are familiar with the many resources and programs available to you on and off campus, and can help you search for opportunities that meet your interests in any academic field.  The URAs will provide you with individualized help to find opportunities relevant to you. You can schedule a 1:1 meeting with an Undergraduate Research Ambassador or feel free to email the team at with inquiries or questions.

A Student’s Perspective on Research; Summer’s Story

Research makes an impact. We see time and time again that students who are involved in research find the experience to be beneficial in  many ways. From promoting  the idea of attending Grad school, to gaining new skills and friendships, …

By Sarah Randolph
Sarah Randolph
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Who Conducts Research? Students Share Their Stories

Research can be an intimidating word for many students. There is a misconception that research is hard to do as an undergraduate student. This is far from the truth! Many undergraduate students, in different fields of study, conduct research. There …

By Sarah Randolph
Sarah Randolph
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A Student’s Perspective: The Top 5 Benefits of Undergrad Research

As an undergraduate student, starting research seemed like an intimidating, daunting process. One of my main concerns was I didn’t know if it would benefit me and my future goals. But the more searching I did on research, I realized …

By Sarah Randolph
Sarah Randolph
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3 Reasons You Should Try Academic Research

I got an email the other day from Considering I left grad school almost a year ago, my first thought was, “How did they find me?” Turns out, my name had been mentioned in a research paper. It had …

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Featured Resources

How to Make an Appointment with an Undergraduate Research Ambassador

You can get help learning, finding, and applying for Research opportunities by meeting with an Undergraduate Research Ambassador! Undergraduate Research …

Research Personal Statement Guide

Some research opportunities may require you to submit a research personal statement and this guide will support you in creating …

Student Stories

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