Undergraduate Research

Participating in undergraduate research is a great way for you to build a unique portfolio, skill set, and make the most of your college experience. If you are majoring in one of the science programs within the College of EMS (chemistry or microsystems and nanomaterials) you will be required to register for one credit of research as part of your degree.

Benefits Include:

  • Build meaningful connections with faculty and other undergraduate students who share similar research and career interests.
  • Learn more about majors or minors or exploring another field of interest.
  • Gain knowledge and practical skills necessary for graduate school or a future career.
  • Learn by doing. Applying classroom information to real-world problems and actual research.
  • Contribute to research outcomes—whether co-authoring papers, preparing posters, attending conferences, patenting inventions, or launching a start-up.

Faculty associated with these programs maintain active, state-of-the-art laboratories, and many students choose to participate in research beyond the minimum requirements. If you complete undergraduate research projects, you will have the opportunity to present your findings on campus and also regionally or nationally.

Learn more about research opportunities on campus through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors and The Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants Program.

Research Projects

Click on the project image below to learn more information about each research project and the faculty and students that worked on the research.

Nanocure Research

Nanotechnology-based analysis of cancer through undergraduate research experience.

Invasive Species Management Research

Invasive species management undergraduate research to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Nanocure Research

Cabon Nanotube Electronics undergraduate research for smaller technology.

Engineering Education Research

Engineering Education undergraduate research to increase student understanding of uncertainty.