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Office of Undergraduate Research offers research opportunities

Ardita Koka at the 2018 STAR Summer Showcase with her mentor Dr. Hande Benson.

What is Undergraduate Research?

At Drexel, we are committed to providing truly unique and exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students. The research may involve a single student and mentor or a team that includes multiple undergraduate students, as well as graduate students and faculty. Research projects are available across almost all disciplines of science, humanities, and the arts. 

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Finding a Mentor

Drexel University researchers and faculty are leaders in a variety of fields - from nanotechnology to digital media - that touch our daily lives and shape our future. As an undergraduate, you can become a part of this exciting community of discovery, creativity, and innovation. By addressing real-world issues and challenges early on in your education, and exploring the creative opportunities available to you, you will find that working closely with our superb faculty increases the intellectual and academic rewards available to you exponentially.

Possibly the most important step in beginning your career as an undergraduate researcher is to find a faculty mentor. Your faculty mentor will be a source of support and guidance for you, both in the research setting and in terms of future endeavors, providing advice on graduate school or potential career paths.

Using the Discover Portal

Discover is the gateway for undergraduate students to engage in incredible opportunities in creative research projects across the disciplines of science, humanities, and the arts. Discover is an online database of open research positions available to undergraduate students. Faculty members are able to post open positions, and all undergraduate students are able to access this information, peruse the job postings, and apply for positions. 

To enter the Discover website, use the buttons below: 

Students    Faculty    Advisors    Administrators

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