Research & Capstone

students in lab

Research allows you to learn something that's not in a textbook, to get "hands on" experience, to make a contribution, to gain problem-solving skills and to challenge yourself in new ways. Working on a collaborative research project also gives you the opportunity to interact with experts in the field such as faculty, researchers, and other students.

Research has shown that undergraduates involved in research tend to...

  • Stay enrolled, do better academically, and graduate...
  • Create relationships with faculty, researchers and administrators...
  • Participate in other opportunities (scholarships, internships, awards, leadership positions)...
  • Be better prepared for graduate school and the job market...