Benefits of Research
Undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities have been identified as a High Impact Educational Experience for students due to its multitude of benefits:
- it improves learning, retention and graduation rates by engaging students in hands on investigation, and
- it fosters interest in further education.1,2
Undergraduate research prepares students to join the workforce and achieve career success.
1. G. D. Kuh, High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter, AAC&U, Washington, DC 2008
2. D. Lopatto, Science in Solution: The Impact of Undergraduate Research on Student Learning, Council of Undergraduate Research and Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2010.