Undergraduate Research | SEARCH

Why Undergraduate Research?

The benefits of undergraduate research are innumerable and far reaching. 
But what are the immediate benefits for you?

  • One-on-one faculty interaction
  • Hands-on experience in a field of your choice
  • A safe place for intellectual risk-taking
  • Learning to think creatively and developing problem solving skills
  • Understanding and applying research methods and ethics while creating new knowledge
  • Enhancing professional communication skills
  • Exploring potential careers
  • Presenting your work in a public forum with the opportunity for professional feedback and recognition for achievement

Not only will SEARCH help you develop critical-thinking, artistic, experimental design and presentation skills, it will open a world of possibilities. SEARCH participants can do research in a foreign country, apply for SEARCH and national fellowships, and earn academic credit for individual research and creative projects.