Undergraduate Research Stories

Combining Interest in DNA with Research to Improve Farmers and Consumers

University of Missouri student researcher Danny Davis is crossbreeding heirloom varieties of corn to create healthier and tastier corn tortillas and whiskey

Working Students: Balancing Academic and Work Lives

Sidney Paulson is bringing awareness about working students to the national level. She presented the results of her research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

A First-Year Student’s Undergraduate Research Project Amplifies Diverse Campus Voices

Jazmin Acuna Diaz, of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, project is entitled "We're Here".

Full Circle Moment: Student and Mentor Win Same Research Award 34 Years Apart

University of Missouri-Kansas City's Aleigha Dollens wins geoscience award 34 years after her mentor, Tina Niemi, who was the first award recipient.

Mizzou’s ASH Scholar Program Finds Success with Multi-Year, Team-Oriented Research Opportunities

University of Missouri's Scholars Program Promotes Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

CNU’s Summer Scholar Program Provides Pathway for Research into Race, Civil Rights, and Public Opinion

Dayman Parrish of Christopher Newport University spends the summer researching public opinion about Civil War monuments.

UF’s Center for Undergraduate Research Shares Keys to Success

University of Florida's Center for Undergraduate Research succeeds by providing positive outcomes for students in terms of both graduate school placement and employment.

Summer Scholar Research Program Creates Resouce for Dancers

The Summer Scholars program is an eight-week, in-residence program that brings students and faculty together to work collaboratively to answer a research question.

How a 10-Week Research Program Led to a Job

Danielle Hoelle, is living with rare disease, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and an autoimmune-neuromuscular disability, but she wanted hands-on experience in a research laboratory.

Supporting First Gen Students Through Research

Christopher Newport University's Abi Sloniker lived the first-generation experience, but she began to realize she was not alone when she was offered a chance to do research on the topic as a Summer Scholar.