Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor
Our mission is to support and promote high-quality faculty-mentored undergraduate research, creative endeavor and scholarship.
About Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor
Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor includes activities undertaken by undergraduate students with significant faculty mentoring that gives students the opportunity to pursue advanced work in their major field of interest.
These are a few of the settings where experiments and research can be conducted:
- Archives of a library
- Natural environment
- Art studio
Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor includes, but is not limited, this type of work:
- Scientific research
- Literature review of works such as scholarly journal articles on a given topic
- Interviews that help explore a social or political concern
- Fieldwork leading to a better understanding of a social or environmental situation
- Artistic creation
Opportunities vary across disciplines, but at a minimum, undergraduate research engages the student in critical inquiry and exposes the student to the foundations of research or creative activity in their chosen discipline.
Quality undergraduate research and creative activity result in a product that has potential for peer-reviewed dissemination in the form of: