There are many research and creative opportunities
available to undergraduates. Students can conduct a research or
creative project in ANY discipline, no matter if their interest
is anthropology, biomedical sciences, composition, dance, engineering,
psychology, etc. UROP helps students find research and creative
opportunities either on campus with faculty, or off campus with
industrial partners, national labs, and other universities.
To better understand the importance of undergraduate
research on this campus, UCI invited faculty to respond to an assessment
survey in Winter 2002 on several aspects of undergraduate research,
including the potential benefits of undergraduate research for students,
and what makes the research experience important for undergraduates.
Here are a few highlights.