Undergraduate Research Program

Vision

It is the vision of the Pittsburg State University Undergraduate Research Program to provide undergraduate research opportunities for students across all academic disciplines. 

Definition

The PSU Undergraduate Research Program defines undergraduate research as an inquiry or investigation, conducted by an undergraduate student, which makes an original creative, applied, and/or scholarly contribution to the discipline. Undergraduate research should result in the development of new knowledge and provide an original contribution to the discipline.

Benefits of Undergraduate Research

  • Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty
  • Increases retention
  • Increases enrollment in graduate education and provides effective career preparation
  • Develops critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence
  • Develops an understanding of research methodology
  • Promotes an innovation-oriented culture

How to get involved

PSU undergraduate students, ask your academic advisor about undergraduate research opportunities in your major course of study or contact Brian Peery: bpeery@pittstate.edu for more information.

PSU faculty, click on the link below to find out about undergraduate research funding opportunities for faculty and a webinar about undergraduate research at PSU.

Faculty Research Incentives

2012 and 2013 PSU Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients