Building a Business Model for Funding Undergraduate Research

Keywords: funding scaffolding student organization consulting

Author: Joseph J. Shields; Julio C. Rivera; Joseph M. Wall
Institution: Carthage College; Marquette University
Issue and Volume: SPUR fall 2017, vol 1, no 1

Description: This article discusses a set of projects that build on the following concepts: the private sector has the ability to fund undergraduate research projects, the private sector is hungry for projects that focus on the scholarship of application and engagement, and students can be empowered beyond a particular research project in this funding model. Through a student-run organization, several departments came together for consulting research projects.