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 hosts a symposium each spring featuring undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. Nearly 250 students presented their work at the 2017 symposium. More information about the next program in April 5, 2018 is available at the symposium website.
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.