I'm New to Research

Why Research?

Research allows you to pursue your interests, to gain new knowledge, and to challenge yourself. Undergraduate-level research can lead to the most important work of your post-graduate work and even your future career. Find a faculty mentor in your discipline to learn about areas of research in your chosen field.

How do I start?

The key to getting started in research is finding a subject you are not only interested in, but also passionate about. 

  • Get to know professors, teaching assistants, and upperclassmen in your classes and/or departments and find out what kind of research they are conducting.
  • Take advantage of the opportunities afforded you. There are listings posted daily for various research opportunities; both local and out of town. 

If you are looking for an existing research opportunity, thinking about designing a research project of your own, or just wondering whether or not research is for you, the Office of Undergraduate Research is a good place to start. Come to one of our presentation conferences to see what students like you are working on!

Come to our events!

We host annual STEM Conferences, Undergraduate Research Expos, and many more opportunities to present and receive knowledge from your peers. Stay Connected!