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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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