Undergraduate research can enrich a student’s undergraduate experience by offering a way to actively engage in learning outside of the classroom. Many undergraduate researchers work side-by-side with a faculty mentor who challenges them intellectually and can become a lifetime mentor. Undergraduate research experiences like those provided at UA through a variety of programs are widely recognized as a high impact practice. Where will your curiosity lead you? We in UA’s Office for Undergraduate Research are eager to provide you with the information and resources you need to engage in original inquiry, scholarship, and creative work during your undergraduate years at the Capstone. Here are a few ways you can get involved in undergraduate research at the University of Alabama.
- Become an Emerging Scholar (link to Emerging Scholars Program website http://emergingscholars.ua.edu/).
- Enroll in courses that teach research methods and/or include research experiences
- Apply to become a Crimson Scholar (future link to this)
- Choose a work-study job or a job advertised in our resources page that might lead to a research experience
- Search the faculty research database at facultyresearchdatabase.ua.edu to look for research opportunities that you can apply for
- Talk to an Emerging Scholar teaching assistant to learn more about undergraduate research opportunities at the Capstone. The 2017-2018 ESP teaching assistants are Kelsey Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sean Drummond (email@example.com), and Grace Beal (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
- Talk with faculty in your courses about their research interests.
- Attend research symposia or a research lecture series event to get inspired and motivated about research. (link to events tab)
- See what the types of projects that other students have done via undergraduate research (http://emergingscholars.ua.edu/university-of-alabama-emerging-scholars-program-2/undergraduate-research-and-creative-activity-conference/).