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.

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Internal Opportunities

Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity

School of Science Faculty Research Interests

Marist Science Research Program

J. Richard LaPietra Chemistry Summer Research Program


External Opportunities

Chemistry Internet Resources for Research by Undergraduate Students (CIRRUS)

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.

REU Program Announcement

List of REU Sites & Contact information

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.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Eastern Colleges Science Conference