Undergraduate Research Stories

Education Students Present Their Research, Samford University

Eight undergraduate students in Orlean Beeson School of Education presented their research proposals at the SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina Oct. 14-15, 2022.

Utah State University Undergraduate Researchers Published in Prestigious Publication

The July 2022 issue of NCTE’s College English features an article written by 14 undergraduates, who were enrolled in a research methods course, English 3470, taught by Dr. Joyce Kinkead in Fall 2020. ​

I Am Science: A Student Spotlight from University of Missouri

From the University of Missouri, a student spotlight on Kathryn Vanden Hoek, who proves that it is never too early to dive into research if you have a passion for it.

VIU alum’s research on microplastics was recently published by the Royal Society of Chemistry

VIU alum Misha Zvekic’s research investigated how exposure to sunlight changes the surface properties of plastics. In addition to causing them to break down into smaller pieces, Zvekic says when plastics are exposed to sunlight it changes their chemical structure which affects how they interact with other pollutants.

Penn State student explores landscape democracy during independent study

Penn State and Stuckemann School student, Devon Guyer, spent six weeks this summer studying representational landscapes and community-engaged design of two parks in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Student Spotlight: Franklin Alongi, Montana State University

Montana State University graduate student Franklin Alongi is a conifer connoisseur when it comes to research. Specifically, his research has focused on how high-elevation, five-needle white pines and other pine species respond to stressors under predicted changing climate conditions.

Research Partnership Gets Students on the Mississippi Using Future Workforce Technology

The La Crosse-based company J.F. Brennan Company Inc. — a century-old, nationwide leader in marine environmental solutions — is partnering with UW-La Crosse to strengthen research, curriculum and the company's talent pipeline.

Sparking an Interest in Research at University of Missouri

Funded by a series of grants from the National Science Foundation, the Freshman Research in Plants (FRIPS) Program at the University of Missouri allows first-year/first-time undergraduate students an opportunity to get a first-hand look at the exciting plant research taking place at MU. Not only do these students have the chance to experience cutting-edge plant biology research, they are also able to learn from esteemed Interdisciplinary Plant Group faculty.

VIU alum Kimberley Barrett publishes a research paper in an esteemed international journal that promotes conservation of biodiversity

Genetic diversity is crucial for the Vancouver Island marmot to survive threats such as disease outbreaks or adapt to climate change. A recent research paper led by Vancouver Island University alum Kimberley Barrett is giving conservationists a better understanding of the genetic diversity of the Vancouver Island marmot.

Leadership in the Mountain State: Teagan Kuzniar uses her environmental microbiology research to support Appalachian region

Teagan Kuzniar spends her time in the Environmental Microbiology laboratory at WVU where she works on her own independent research project that she developed in the summer of 2021 as part of the WVU Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program. The project utilizes quantitative stable isotope probing to explore microbial responses from wetlands to climate warming.