Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research at SLCC provides students with early and active involvement in systematic investigation and research. To merit as a High Impact Practice, undergraduate research should connect key course concepts with student involvement in empirical observation, leading technologies, research design, data collection and analysis, information literacy, and/or collaborative exploration of important research questions. Undergraduate research should be integrated over a sufficient period of time to allow student engagement.

Examples of undergraduate research include:

  • A course in which students design a research project, collect data, and analyze the results.
  • A literature review done by a student for a faculty research project.
  • Faculty mentoring of independent student research.
  • Participating in the SLCC Science, Math and Engineering Symposium, or collaborating with peers and faculty on conference presentations.

For resources to implement Undergraduate Research, contact your course/program coordinator and/or your Associate Dean.