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The Supernova Undergraduate Research Fellows Program

The SuperNova Undergraduate Research Fellows Program challenges motivated undergraduate students (like you!) between sophomore and senior year to build upon their STAR or undergraduate research experience and achieve mastery by engaging in progressively demanding undergraduate research experiences, courses and projects. Each recommended program activity maps to a Drexel Student Learning Priority, and collectively, the experiences provide a roadmap for students either to graduate school or to a career focused on research.

Throughout engaging in these research-related activities, we will ask our Program participants – Research Fellows and SuperNovas – to create an e-portfolio, in which they can catalogue and reflect upon their experiences in the program. This e-portfolio can then be used as the foundation of the student’s capstone project where he or she will be able to present a reflection of his or her growth as a researcher throughout his or her undergraduate career.

When a student completes and documents a project or experience, he or she will be awarded a specific number of points according to the rubric. Upon completion of 16 points, a student will be recognized by the Office of Undergraduate Research as an Undergraduate Research Fellow. Upon completion of 32 points, a student will be designated as a SuperNova and will earn formal recognition by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Pennoni Honors College.

If you’re a student interested in integrating undergraduate research into your education here at Drexel, we encourage you to consider applying for the SuperNova Program!

To learn more about how to apply to the SuperNova Program, click here.

To learn more about what kinds of research activities count toward achieving Research Fellow or SuperNova status, click here.