Student Research & Engagement
UNI is proud to offer an abundance of opportunities for students to gain hands-on experiences outside of the classroom.
Through many of our programs, you'll gain experience conducting research straight away as an undergrad. Why is that important? Research helps students apply and more deeply understand the knowledge and skills they've gained in the classroom. Whether you work alongside faculty or choose a topic of your own, diving into research is a great way to gain skills in perspective taking, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and more. It can also help lead to future career or graduate education interests. Discover what topics and kinds of work you're passionate about!
Through volunteer or internship opportunities, you'll have another great way hone your newly learned skills and discover your interests. Our programs are equally committed to helping our students work with community business and organizations to directly experience different industries and positions.
Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors across campus are invited to participate in the 2022 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference.
The conference is an opportunity for students to showcase the wide variety of experiential activities in which they participate inside and outside of the classroom, including: research, internship, volunteer or study abroad experiences, club activities and/or creative performances.
- Research: Poster or oral presentations on a research or scholarly project.
- Volunteer/Internship Experiences: Poster or oral presentations on a discipline-related volunteer, work, or internship experience (e.g., cooperative education, practicum, service learning, study abroad).
- Club Activities: Student clubs or groups may propose discipline-related activities (e.g., historical re-enactments, project demonstrations, informational workshops) for poster, oral, table, or other types of presentations/engagement.
- Creative Performances: Individuals or groups of students may do various creative performances, exhibits, or demonstrations (e.g., music, art, improv, dance).
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“When you're committed to doing this for an entire semester … you're going to be really passionate about it. People got really fired up about their projects. They found their thing, and were like, ‘this is what I want to do.’”Read full story