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What is undergraduate research?


Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought. - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Research is about passion and exploring the unknown.

  • Research is the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
    • This knowledge can come in different varieties such as:
      • new facts that were previously unknown
      • theories about how facts are connected
      • improving current methods or techniques
      • uncovering new questions that have yet to be answered
    • The research can happen in any discipline:
      • the natural sciences and mathematics,
      • the social sciences and
      • arts and humanities
    • Research can happen anywhere:
      • on a cluttered bench in a scientific laboratory
      • in the dirt of the great outdoors
      • in the dusty archives of a library
      • on a computer screen in your home
      • in your neighboring communities
      • in lands abroad.

Undergraduate research (UGR) is scholarly study in any discipline in which inquiry, discovery, and creativity culminate advancements in science, technology, the arts or humanities.

***Any undergraduate chosen by a mentor may participate in UGR. Students from all disciplines – from anthropology, history, design, english to physics, microbiology and business management – can engage in the excitement of scholarly research.

Why should I get involved with UGR?

 


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