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Research

As the foundation of the modern university, research and the investigation of ideas can be a crucial part of the college experience. Research allows you to build relationships with faculty; explore areas of interest; prepare for a senior thesis; prepare for graduate school; gain new knowledge in a topic of interest; engage in exciting projects during the summer and/or academic year; gain tools that will serve you well as you transition out of college.

Opportunities exist for all undergraduates, so it is never too early to explore your options!

Find an Opportunity

What is Research?

Research can be defined as an investigation or study of particular materials, subject matter, or sources, in order to establish facts or otherwise contribute to a discipline, area, question, or theme.

Types of Research Opportunities

Different opportunities exist to engage in research over the course of the academic year and during the summer.

Finding a Faculty Mentor

Faculty members have spent many years conducting research, and are well-placed to guide you as you begin exploring research possibilities.