Get Involved in Research
Kent State offers many opportunities for students to participate in research, under the guidance of faculty in research groups where undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows often contribute. Summer research through the National Science Foundation’s REU program is offered at Kent State in subjects such as liquid crystals, chemistry and biochemistry, math and ecology, and at other universities with REU subject-specific groups. Students should check in the fall semester with Kent State academic departments that host REU programs about application deadlines for the following summer or with the National Science Foundation for programs at other universities.
Students, graduate or undergraduate, who participate in research involving animals or human subjects need to complete training before beginning research.
The Office of Undergraduate Research each spring hosts a symposium featuring undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. More than 140 students presented their work at the 2014 symposium. Check out the guidelines for participating in the next symposium on March 11, 2015.
Several Kent State organizations provide funding for undergraduate research, and external funding may also be found at the Pivot website. Learn how to use the Pivot database with these training slides.