Dr. Barry Guitar

Professor Barry Guitar is one of the world’s leading experts on stuttering.

Work that helps the world

The University of Vermont is one of the top-ranked small public research institutions in the country and offers students the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors to gain hands-on experience.

Undergraduate research involves collaboration between students and faculty that can culminate in a variety of ways. Published manuscripts or oral presentations deliver the knowledge gained through the research experience to others in the academic community and to the community at large.

Why Do Research?

Undergraduate research helps students see what they've learned in the classroom in a whole new way. Just a few reasons to participate in undergraduate research include:

  • Learning problem solving and communication skills
  • Working with a faculty mentor
  • Exploring careers
  • Becoming a more competitive applicant to graduate or professional school

The UVM Student Research Conference and College of Nursing and Health Sciences Zeigler Forum offer opportunities for students to showcase their research and scholarship annually.

How to Find A Research Opportunity

UVM is classified as a "high research activity" university, which means all tenured faculty on campus participate in independent research. Take time to ask faculty about their research, or stop by the Office of Undergraduate Research for advice. It's never too early to get involved.

Already Involved? Zeigler Research Forum Abstracts Due in April!

Email cnhs@uvm.edu for more information.

"My research experience has created openings for me to approach new projects and connect with professionals whose projects could offer a future job."

- Trevor Kelsey, Athletic Training '17