Research is an essential and instrumental part of academia. Faculty build their knowledge, expertise, and skills upon continuous scientific and research endeavors. For our students, doing independent research, or assisting in research projects led by faculty, adds to academic experience and and helps to develop a wide-range of useful skills in critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative analysis, field work, survey methodologies, and more. The Valente Center's arts & sciences-focused research programs offer multiple opportunities for both faculty and students.
Bentley University has recently become a member of The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The Council on Undergraduate Research is an organization of members from around the world who have a shared focus of providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity opportunities for faculty and students. This is a source for undergraduate research open to ALL Bentley undergraduate students.
CUR has five strategic pillars to help plan and visualize the future of undergraduate research. These pillars are important to the mission of CUR and are the following:
- Integrating and Building Undergraduate Research into Curriculum and Coursework;
- Assessment of the Impact of Undergraduate Research;
- Diversity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research;
- Innovation and Collaboration in Undergraduate Research;
- Internationalization and Undergraduate Research;