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Undergraduate Research Criteria
To qualify as an Applied Learning Experience in Undergraduate Research:
- Projects may be sought independently (for example, as a paid research technician) or as part of a course (to include Independent Study or Problems-type courses).
- Students must have a faculty mentor whose responsibility is to actively guide student researchers in the methods of their disciplines
- Projects must be original, or have an original component, so they have the potential to contribute new information to the discipline
- The ultimate project goal (fulfilled or not) must be that the results will be shared with others in the form of a publication or presentation
- Each student must spend at least 35 hours on the experience.
- Project proposals must include:
- The question to be addressed
- The role of the faculty mentor
- An outline of methodology to be followed
- Expected results and their significance to the discipline
- A plan for how the results will be published or presented