How to Find an Undergraduate Research Experience?
What are the Benefits of Doing Research as an Undergraduate?
“Studies indicate that undergraduate researchers develop enhanced analytical skills, improve their oral and written communication abilities (Lopatto, 2007), experience an increase in self-confidence (Russell, Hancock & McCollough, 2007), and can identify a career focus (Seymour, Hunter, Laursen & Deantoni, 2003). In addition, students that have been engaged in research generally have higher graduate rates and report greater satisfaction with their overall undergraduate experiences. The majority of undergraduate researchers would recommend the experience to a friend (Mabrouk & Peters, 2000).
For undergraduate students intending to pursue graduate education in the hard sciences, a research experience can be a critical qualification for admission (Collins, 2001; Keith-Spiegel & Wiederman, 2000). Letters of recommendation from faculty members are also critical for successful applicants (Munoz-Dunbar & Stanton, 1999). Assisting with research can help students to establish positive and productive working relationships with professors.”
These studies are reported by MSU Undergraduate Research
Research Opportunities offered by Colleges
1. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
2. College of Arts and Letters
3. College of Communication Arts and Sciences
4.College of Education
5. College of Engineering
6. College of Music
7. College of Natural Science
8. College of Nursing
9. College of Social Science
10. Eli Broad College of Business
11. James Madison College
12. Lyman Briggs College
For more information on undergraduate research, please visit: MSU Undergraduate Research