Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Office

As a student at Case Western Reserve University, you have joined a research-intensive community with a historic tradition of involving undergraduates in research and creative endeavors.

Why consider research?

Regardless of your major or academic interests, there are numerous opportunities to engage in research either on or around campus during the academic and globally during the summer. There are a number of reasons why you should consider becoming involved in research during your undergraduate experience:

  • Participation in undergraduate research and creative endeavors offers you the opportunity to connect with the academic community at levels the classroom experience does not provide.

  • Engaging in research will allow you to create mentoring relationships with individual faculty members and can be the gateway to developing a professional network that will open up opportunities for you whether you continue in graduate and professional studies or enter the workforce.

  • Research projects allow you to integrate academic theories learned in the classroom with practical experiences at a deeper and more meaningful level.

  • These endeavors can enhance valuable workplace skills such as verbal and written communication, teamwork, and adaptability.

  • Research is fun!

Undergraduate Research Office is here for you

We are here to assist you from the time you begin learning how to find research through the time you present your senior capstone project.  Our resources include:

  • Assistance finding research opportunities.

  • Travel funding to present your work at undergraduate and professional conferences.

  • Summer funding.

  • Informational seminars to strengthen your research skills.

  • And more!