The Schools of IB and MCB encourage our undergraduate students to pursue independent research projects with faculty. Students can participate in scientific research in a university laboratory under the direction of a faculty member to earn course credit and a grade for their contributions to the lab.
Research may involve anything from collecting data in the field to doing experiments in the lab. It may involve assisting a faculty member, postdoc, or graduate student with ongoing experiments or may involve independent research no one has ever undertaken before.
What are the benefits?
- Experience the excitement of cutting edge science
- Hone skills in analytical thinking and communication using scientific concepts and language
- Gain intensive practical knowledge using state-of-the-art technology
- Determine whether graduate studies may be a viable postgraduate goal
- Enhance undergraduate education by gaining an understanding of how the techniques and procedures discussed in lecture and lab are used in the real world