In conducting undergraduate research, you gain a new academic experience and develop a wide-range of useful research skills in critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative analysis, field work, survey methodologies, and more. In addition, student researchers develop close mentoring relationships with faculty members through fun, rewarding, and productive research. The Valente Center's arts & sciences-focused undergraduate Research Programs are also particularly useful for students developing the skills to eventually complete an Honors Capstone or an LSM culminating experience as well as for motivated students looking to delve deeper in a subject of interest or in a faculty member’s disciplinary research. Furthermore, undergraduate research is valuable experience that both employers and graduate schools value.
The Valente Center offers a wide range of programs for both students and faculty including fellowships, semester- and year-long seminars, and support for undergraduate research.