University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

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Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students work one-on-one or in small teams on research projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor. By pursuing undergraduate research, students learn how knowledge is created, define and focus their academic and career interests, and supplement their coursework or receive credit. They attend or present their work at the annual Student Research Conference in April.

The Office of Undergraduate Research helps students to identify mentors and research projects in the natural and social sciences, engineering and mathematics, humanities and fine arts, and the professions. It consults with students, maintains a database of faculty mentors and sets up appointments with them.

Undergraduate research projects may benefit from funding or structured programs. The Office of Undergraduate Research coordinates the Undergraduate Research Endeavor Competitive Awards (URECA) Program, Premedical Enhancement Program (PEP), Summer Research Internships, Women in Science Program (WISP), Research Minigrants, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Internships, among others.

To begin, visit or write: Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Research, Honors College, 50 University Heights North, Room 17B; email ugresearch@uvm.edu; call (802) 656-5533; or refer to the Office of Undergraduate Research Link out of catalogue site..

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