The HOW, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and WHY of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
HOW do I begin?
WHAT is research?
Research describes any opportunity for active learning based on the systematic systematic investigation of a subject that makes an original intellectual, academic, creative and/or artistic contribution to the discipline. Research doesn't always mean, working in a lab. Research and/or creative opportunities can be found in any discipline.
WHAT if I don’t know what I am interested in?
Take our “Finding a Passion for Research” Quiz HERE or in our office, located in Suite 3037 of the Thomas Cole Research Center
WHEN should I begin?
Don’t wait until the end of the semester.
Don’t wait until you are doing your graduate school applications.
Don’t wait until you are a graduating senior. Sign up now! (Studentopportunitycenter.com)
WHERE is research conducted?
Research and creative activity can be conducted from almost anywhere and can take on many forms. Research and/or creative activity could be tackling a problem from your own curiosity, from a professor's challenge, or from recognizing needs of the world around you. The topics are endless! Students can present work at national conferences and/or have work published in a scholarly journal. All it takes is your commitment, curiosity, and creativity.