Undergraduate Research on the web

One of our recent projects was featured on the Northwestern news feed this morning in a very nice article by Wendy Leopold.

This is a continuation of the work we’ve been doing with Peter Civetta who runs the Undergraduate Research program out of the Provost’s office. Our first project with this office was the undergraduate research blogs.

From today’s newscenter:

Starting Block for Undergrad Researchers

Website highlights undergraduate research opportunities across campus and globe

By Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. — Whether it’s studying high-mass star formation with a Northwestern astronomy professor on the Evanston campus or traveling to South Asia to learn about human trafficking, research increasingly has become part of the Northwestern undergraduate experience. Now a comprehensive new website provides information about undergraduate research opportunities.

“Funding for undergraduate research at Northwestern has grown exponentially in the last decade,” says Peter Civetta, assistant to the provost for undergraduate education. “We hope the new site transforms how students get into and stay involved in research.” Developed by the Office of the Provost and NUAMPS, the site is at undergradresearch.northwestern.edu.

“Research no longer is something that first happens at the graduate school level,” Civetta adds. “Our undergraduates today engage in research on campus, across the country and in distant parts of the globe.”

read the rest here….