Undergraduate Research Stories

Undergraduate Research Among the Stars

Three Cameron University students have also ventured into the realm of outer space by conducting undergraduate research projects that have them casting their critical thinking and analytical skills beyond the classroom.

Week-Long Workshop Prepares Undergraduate Students for Graduate-Level Research

The Cross-Institutional Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Workshop at Illinois State University, is a summer research program designed to prepare undergraduate students for graduate-level research while advancing professional academic development for their futures.

Undergraduate Researcher Dreams of Medical Breakthroughs with Engineering Technology

Biological and Agricultural Engineering senior Atharv Dixit interests range from engineering to psychology, and he aims to find solutions to developing global challenges. 

Future Doctor Finds Passion for Research

Binghampton University undergraduate Eliza Klos has already crafted a sturdy foundation to flourish as a physician, including getting involved in research early — even before getting into college.

From a dream to a double major and prestigious honor thanks to Undergraduate Research

Allyson Thompson has always felt at home hiking in a prairie. To her, life is better lived along a winding path. So it’s almost fitting that her path to Northern Illinois University involved several twists and turns.

Utah State Sends 12 to Present at Conference for English Majors

USU’s English Department was well-represented at the annual Sigma Tau Delta Convention in Denver, Colorado, from March 29-April 1 with 12 undergraduate participants from four different campuses. The Sigma Tau Delta Convention is the largest organization in the country dedicated to supporting undergraduate research and professional development for English majors. About 1,000 students attend from all over the country.

Triple-Major Undergraduate Researcher Becomes OSU’s 30th Goldwater Scholar

It is not every day that you meet a student like Alexandra Bias.Bias is a senior at Oklahoma State University and is triple majoring in chemical engineering, mathematics and political science. Whether it be research, student government, Greek life or service, Bias exhibited her motivation to become involved as an undergraduate student. She holds the prestigious titles of Goldwater Scholar, Niblack Research Scholar and W.W. Allen Scholar.

Undergraduate Research Project Finds Elusive European Yeast for Lager Beer

As part of an undergraduate research project, scientists have discovered the ancestor of the yeast species necessary for the production of lager beer.

Undergrad researchers results reveal how water shortages can affect wildlife abundance

Undergraduate researchers from the University of Arizona wanted to determine the effects that differences in water flow had on reptile and amphibian species richness and abundance. Their results reveal how water shortages, which many parts of the Southwest are experiencing, can affect wildlife richness and abundance. But water restoration projects appeared to improve this particular situation, though it took some time before species abundances caught up.

Summer REU in the Philippines Opens Researcher’s Eyes, Purdue University

Led by Purdue, Plant Science for Global Food Security is a six-week research and study program at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. The program has two components: three weeks of research evaluating diverse rice accessions under the guidance of an IRRI scientist/team, and an intensive three-week course on Rice Research to Production, which provides significant field research and field trips to some of the most beautiful locations in the country.