Weinberg College makes a special effort to ensure that its undergraduates have access to research opportunities and support. In addition to discovering new knowledge, conducting research can develop analytical and creative thinking skills. Research skills give our graduates the tools, self-confidence, and inspiration to tackle a wide range of challenges across a variety of different professions with discipline and creativity.
Two opportunities undergraduate students have to pursue research within the College are the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program and Undergraduate Research Grants Program. Whether assisting faculty with research or working independently on research projects of their own design, Weinberg students conduct research in a variety of different environments including chemistry labs, libraries, museums, health clinics, and archeological digs.
Recent research projects
Recent examples Weinberg student research include:
- A psychology major travels to five countries on three continents to understand the scientific and ethical implications of how museums around the world exhibit human remains.
- A history major receives a grant to study genetic factors in asthma at the Feinberg School of Medicine.
- A senior-year political science major and Russian language student spends a summer in Moscow to study the Russian political process and the impact of recent anti-government protests.
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