Research projects and presentations completed as an undergraduate make impressive additions to graduate school applications and resumes. We are interested in research on academic topics across disciplines, including science, English, history, Bible, mathematics, criminal justice, psychology, business, etc. Speak with your academic advisor, your professor, or any of the members of our Advisory Council if you have any questions about making progress on plans for your project.
You can work with a faculty mentor on a project at any time during the academic year or perhaps even over the summer. Many times, such research is conducted as a part of a class or as a capstone assignment for your degree. Some projects, however, emerge from a faculty members own work, and your participation makes great contributions to such projects. In turn, you then have an opportunity to develop a poster or oral presentation on your work and its results.
Each fall, the Institute and the Advisory Council review student applications for conference funding, offering support to those whose submissions are accepted for presentation at scholarly venues like the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.