Undergraduate Research and the Honors Program
Undergraduate research is an integral part of Marist’s Honors Program. Every student will complete an honors thesis before graduation. The thesis is a significant research project. Honors students also routinely work on undergraduate research projects with faculty mentors or individually. Many of these research projects are presented at regional and national conferences, and some students even publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.
Every semester the Honors Program hosts the Honors Undergraduate Research Forum. The forum highlights undergraduate research conducted by honors students, and provides them with an informal and friendly context to present their work to other honors students and faculty. Many of the presentations given are related to a senior thesis project, and others are given by underclassmen who are presenting their work at a regional or national conference. In fall 2014 the Honors Program sponsored an information session on undergraduate research featuring faculty from Chemistry, Mathematics, and Psychology. Here are some recent news stories featuring Honors undergraduate research:
- Six Honors Program Students Present Research at NCHC Conference in Seattle
- Brendon Boldt Conducts Research on Machine Learning
- Jack Barry and Steven Morrison Present Honors by Contract Research at International Conference
- Sarah Johnson Awarded Prestigious Research Grant
- Emma Talis Completes Math REU
- Kyle Heubner to present his Dominican Republic service and research at international conference
- Two honors students present research at national honors conference
The Director of the Honors Program works closely with honors students to inform them about research opportunities in their majors and associated fields. Last semester's Honors Research Forum can be found here. More general information on undergraduate research can be found here.