Considering Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research and creative scholarship is about more than just including students in your research or assisting them with their own original projects. This popular view of undergraduate research – the photo-op moments that grace websites and brochures – only touches the surface of understanding undergraduate research and creative scholarship.

For undergraduate students, conducting research is as much a research activity as it is a learning one.

When we consider undergraduate research, we are discussing some of the existential learning activities at the core of undergraduate education, and those that are vital to the mission of the University of Oregon.  The following pages explore this subject more deeply and provides access to further readings that will allow you to explore the potential of undergraduate research, inquiry, and discovery in your academic and professional endeavors.