Why Do Research?
Undergraduate research, scholarship, or creative work gives you an opportunity to delve, hands-on, into your academic field. It enables you to learn skills in problem solving, communication, and teamwork while helping you to clarify academic and professional goals. Participating in research, scholarship, or creative work also gives you the chance to create lasting relationships with some of the best and most productive faculty members in your discipline.
Graduate schools and future employers look for students who have taken their education to the next level through undergraduate research opportunities because such experiences provide you with these and many more benefits.