Our Undergraduate Research project support


Today the NU top level web page and newscenter is featuring a project our group in NUIT has been supporting. The Provost sponsored initiative UR@NU (Undergraduate Research at Northwestern University) is highlighting two of the significant efforts we’ve worked with Peter Civetta of the UR@NU office to produce; Undergraduate Arch and video projects for “Research is..”.

The article by Wendy Leopold nicely describes the projects:

” The videos in “Research Resources” feature veteran Northwestern faculty. They describe how to come up with an appropriate research question, how to work with human subjects and partner with the Institutional Review Board, how to prepare for international research and how to take advantage of the extraordinary resources and subject specialists available at and through Northwestern University Library.”

“In response to requests from students for a more comprehensive database of research opportunities, the Office of the Provost has created the Undergraduate ARCH (Accessing Research and Creative Help), a user-friendly search engine with more than 225 opportunities for research and creative endeavors. More are being added on a regular basis.

“There opportunities for research and for creative projects are amazing, but they often can be difficult to ferret out,” says Civetta. Undergraduate ARCH makes it possible for students to search all at once by subject area or interest (such as engineering or global health), location (such as Evanston campus or international) and time frame (summer or year-round).”

read the rest of the article here…