Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

SMU Undergraduate Research offers students the ability to gain experience in a campus lab, to collaborate with a research group locally or globally, and to develop as a young researcher.

Students have opportunities for professional development and access to publish their work in the SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Who's it for?

For the student who seeks answers and wants to discover those answers under the guidance of a professor, a scientist, a clinician or other expert in the field. There are programs for freshmen through seniors, and open to all disciplines.

Check out the Undergraduate Research Programs on campus!

NEWS FLASH!

SUMMER RESEARCH APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 1!! 

Research Day

SMU undergraduate students are invited to present their research and creative works during Research Day on March 26th. The Office of Engaged Learning is hosting an Undergraduate Poster/Demo session on March 26 from 3-6pm in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom. This will be a fun opportunity to have some food, see what other students are doing across campus, and mingle with friends, faculty, and professionals from the Dallas community.

Afterwards, check out the graduate presentations on March 27 and 28! 

 

2019 Undergraduate Research Day Poster Session Abstracts

Research Programs

Check out the undergraduate research programs available on campus!  


Undergraduate Research Assistantships

Experience part-time research and faculty mentorship during the Academic Year.

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Summer Research Assistantships

Take your part-time, or full-time, if you choose, research beyond the Academic Year and into the summer, and dive deeper into your research project.

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Engaged Learning Fellowships

Engage in capstone-level scholarly research, community service or civic engagement, professional internship, or other creative project that moves learning beyond the classroom.

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Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholars

Collaborate with top faculty researchers and contribute to the creation of cutting-edge knowledge in significant and meaningful ways. Faculty/student teams carry out primary research for one semester or up to one year.

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Mayer Undergraduate Fellows

Conduct a substantial research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of your major(s)/minor(s) under the guidance of two faculty mentors.

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McNair Scholars Program

Through faculty mentoring, undergraduate research, and academic support services, you will be prepared and engaged academically and receive postgraduate counseling and opportunities.

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Richter International Fellowship Program

Honors students to conduct independent research projects on topics of international dimensions or multicultural projects within the United States under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Eligibility: Second and Third-year SMU students enrolled in the University Honors Program in the Liberal Arts.

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Tower Center Fellowships

Pursue collaborative work in politics and government and work closely with faculty to develop research projects to be published in the Dialogue.

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Weil Undergraduate Research Award

An annual award for the demonstration of depth and breadth in the use of library research materials and clear evidence of thoughtful command of these resources in undergraduate research papers. 

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UGR Calendar 2018-2019

Mar 26 Research Days: EL Undergraduate Poster/Demo Session
3 - 6pm
HT Ballroom
Mar 27 Research Days: Graduate Poster Session
2pm
HT Ballroom
Mar 28
Research Days: Graduate 3-Minute Thesis
9am
HT Ballroom
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Looking for more workshops? Check out the Library's Research Workshops! Don't forget to register in order to attend!