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What Professors Have to Say about Student Research

Jason Courter"Research experiences bring students to the heart of a discipline. Through these experiences, students ask questions, test and retest hypotheses, analyze results, and learn how to appropriately communicate their findings to a research community. Research is often enlightening as students discover how much of what they read about in their textbooks was once a product of this process. Most students begin research experiences surprised by how much is already known about a particular subject, but finish amazed at how much has yet to be discovered."

- Jason Courter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology


Lauren Seifert"Regardless of a student's major - from visual arts to nursing, from business to chemistry, and from math to social work - undergraduate research is foundational. Students can learn critical thinking skills and techniques for effective problem solving. Any student can benefit from research experience and carry its lessons into myriad aspects of personal and professional life."          

- Lauren Seifert, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Chair, Human Research Committee/IRB