Interested in bacteria on the beaches? Facebook privacy issues? Marine robots? Muslim Milwaukee? Hand rehabilitation? Putting on a play?
These are among the topics that UWM undergraduate researchers – even incoming first-year students – have delved into recently.
The university’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) offers students a chance to do hands-on research in their early years of college. The office matches students with faculty members whose research projects align with their academic interests, and they can contribute to that research. Sometimes immediately.
In addition to learning the ins and outs of research, the students can earn academic credit. Some find paid research opportunities with their mentors, and many even get a chance to travel to conferences to present their work.
Most of all, students get a chance to explore a field that interests them, under the guidance of faculty members.
For more information on undergraduate research opportunities:
- Stop by room 192, Bolton Hall
Here’s what UWM undergraduate researchers have to say about their experiences: