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.