Benefits of Undergraduate Research
There are many benefits of undergraduate research for both students and faculty.
Benefits of pursuing research include:
experiencing the rewards of designing a project, making discoveries, and sharing your findings
understanding some of the ways in which research differs across disciplines
increasing ability to think, learn, and work independently
strengthening oral and written communication skills
sharpening critical thinking skills
developing close relationships with faculty mentors
- preparing for graduate school
- getting your work published!
- traveling to conferences and working with people who share your interests
- enhancing your resume
- participating in and contributing to the life of your chosen field
Benefits of undergraduate research for faculty include:
connecting with students and fostering positive learning experiences
generating student excitement and interest in a discipline
aiding students in contributing new knowledge to a field
being recognized for contributions to undergraduate education in CLAHS
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