Undergraduate Research allows you to passionately explore your curiosity. While getting a degree gives you a foundation of knowledge, research allows you to explore further and ask why and how things work. Research allows you to ask questions that haven’t been answered yet and find answers for yourself. Through research you can apply your education to solve problems and explore your field in the “real world.”
Maybe you want to better understand the quality of life in nursing homes. Maybe you want explore ways that engineering testing methods can be improved. Maybe you want to know how music affects the human mind. Maybe you want to explore microbes and their influence on humans and other organisms. There are opportunities to ask questions and conduct research in all fields. There are many things that are still unknown in every field. Research allows you to explore the unknown.
Research is about being passionate and curious. It is about customizing your education to things that fascinate you! Research gives students the skills to think for themselves, critically evaluate information, and use their creativity to explore.