Undergraduate Research Assistantships (URA) are part-time campus jobs where students work with faculty members in their labs or research projects. The Office of Engaged Learning provides half of the funding for each URA and coordinates Payroll, assessment, and related activities.
What URAs are saying:
- "Because we are the only people with radio and spectroscopic data for many galaxies, I am the first person to see how the active black hole affects its host galaxy. . .I still have very mini celebrations when I see a galaxy that has a gorgeous rotation and turbulence map."
- "This project consistently takes knowledge from my major related classes and allows me to apply that knowledge outside of class. And the vice versa in that I can recognize when things I have picked up in the lab are mentioned in class."
- "We're preparing for publication so it's been exciting to be involved in the writing process. Reflecting on the work done has inspired me to think creatively about the future and the potential for community-engaged research methods."