Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Significant involvement in meaningful scholarly research is one means to enhance student learning and investigative abilities. Such research experiences enrich the undergraduate experience, challenging students to think clearly and critically as they explore potential research ideas and develop plans to collect data and evidence. As students are challenged to overcome obstacles as they put their plans into action, analyze their results, and draw inferences and conclusions, they gain confidence that they can translate the theory they are learning in the classroom into action. And as they prepare to present their findings - and defend their conclusions - in front of others, their communications skills are sharpened. These experiences, which represent learning activities that go far beyond the typical work-study experience, help to better prepare students for the real world of employment, and for analytically-demanding graduate and professional degree programs.
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides funding to several colleges, universities, medical schools, museums, and field stations to provide summer research experiences for undergraduates (REU) from all colleges.
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, provides modest funding to support student research.Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)Marist is an institutional member of CUR.