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Undergraduate Research

Message from the Director

Welcome to the Undergraduate Research (UR) program at Winthrop University!

What is UR? Undergraduate research is any inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate -- typically in collaboration with a faculty mentor -- that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the student's field.

Who can do UR? If you are an undergraduate, YOU can do undergraduate research. UR encompasses all majors and fields of study.

Why should I pursue UR? Students engaging in undergraduate research develop one-on-one mentoring relationships with faculty members, acquire advanced knowledge and experience in their academic fields, clarify their academic and career goals, and enhance critical skills in communication, independent thinking, creativity, and problem solving. These benefits make undergraduate researchers highly competitive for scholarships, graduate and professional programs, and employment opportunities.

How can I get started (or find additional opportunities) in UR? Please explore our web site and talk to potential faculty mentors in your areas of interest. Please also feel free to contact the Undergraduate Research Office if we can be of assistance.

The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) identifies and coordinates student research opportunities on and off campus, allowing students to gain recognition for their scholarly and/or creative endeavors. We also administer the travel funds that Winthrop University provides to support students' scholarly presentations and performances. In addition, we produce the Book of Abstracts that documents students' projects and organize the annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE), at which students can present and perform their work.

Please contact us by e-mail or phone if we can be of assistance. Also, please visit our Facebook page, and/or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on UR at Winthrop University.

Sincerely,

Robin Lammi
Robin Lammi, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Research