Benefits of Participating in Undergraduate Research

Benefits of Participating in Research

"Research is a focus that can be used to extend global connections, build new expanded graduate programs, and the real goal, obviously, is to prepare students to face an uncertain future. To have success with research, you have to have a passion for scientific inquiry and creative pursuit."
-Paul DiCorleto, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Research provides students opportunities to:

  • Enhance ability in communicating through various methods
  • Work with other peers and professionals, individually or as a group
  • Engage and empower hands-on learning
  • Enhance the student learning experience through mentoring relationships with faculty
  • Provide effective career preparation and promotes graduate education
  • Develop critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, self confidence, and intellectual independence
  • Learn about issues, methods, and trends in a research area