Department of Biology and Earth Science
Central Undergraduate Scholars Grant
Undergraduate Research affords students the resources needed to explore topics and projects that arise especially from coursework and university life. In fact, one of the goals of undergraduate research is to foster in-depth collaboration between students and faculty on projects of mutual interest. It is this collaborative focus that makes undergraduate research a uniquely scholarly endeavor. For students, undergraduate research investigations typically provide the foundation for work in their chosen profession or pursuit of an advanced degree.
Undergraduate Research also aids in helping to connect faculty members and students who share mutual research interests. Students who have a general sense of the type of undergraduate research they would like to pursue are encouraged to visit Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Projects. Here they will find, among other things, a listing of faculty members currently seeking student involvement in specific projects or areas of inquiry.
The Honors Project is an independent self-study research project. Although students do not attend a regularly scheduled class, they are enrolled in four credit hours and are expected to meet regularly with their faculty mentor. Previous projects have included papers, art projects, computer animations, and scientific research.