Because of its many benefits, undergraduate research has been identified as a High Impact Educational Experience for students: it improves learning, retention and graduation rates by engaging students in hands on investigation, and it fosters interest in further education.1,2 Undergraduate research prepares students to join the workforce and achieve career success.
1. G. D. Kuh, High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter, AAC&U, Washington, DC 2008
2. D. Lopatto, Science in Solution: The Impact of Undergraduate Research on Student Learning, Council of Undergraduate Research and Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2010.