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Undergraduate Research

Engaged Learning for All

At the University of Central Missouri all students have the opportunity to engage in undergraduate research opportunities. You can work side-by-side with a faculty member. Just follow your curiosity and research or creative interests, and your faculty mentor will guide you through all phases of the process. That’s what “learning to a greater degree” through experiential learning looks like at UCM. The undergraduate research you conduct will positively impact your academic experiences at UCM and will benefit you well into your future, providing the foundation for your chosen career, pursuit of graduate studies, or further work in your field.

Fund Your Research

Through UCM’s Office of Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships, you can receive funding for expenses related to your research or creative project.

 Showcase Your Research

UCM’s annual Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day is your opportunity to showcase your undergraduate research and creative projects. All UCM undergraduates may participate.

Dr. Steinkruger assisting students with their chemistry research

Honor Your Mentor

Want to have your mentor recognized for excellence in guiding your undergraduate research or creative project? Nominate him or her for the Undergraduate Research and Creative Project Mentor Award


Students dancing with arms extended during theatrical performance

More than Science

Research at UCM is understood broadly and cuts across work in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and professional studies, among others. All undergraduate students, regardless of your major, can do research and creative projects.


Jennifer Varriale Carson, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships
Ward Edwards, Suite 1900
Tel: 660-543-4696
Fax: 660-543-8550


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