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What's New

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Social Sciences


SSRI, with the assistance of the College's IT support office, is currently developing a new pilot program that will provide undergraduate students opportunities to engage in research with faculty members in the college. The Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Social Sciences (UROSS) program is a web-based resource that will connect talented and enthusiastic undergraduate students to research opportunities with faculty mentors. By participating in faculty research projects, the undergraduate student's educational experience and career potential may expand as they become active learners and critical thinkers.


Faculty members will be invited to serve as research mentors by entering descriptions of research opportunities in the UROSS website. Students can assist professors with ongoing research projects or help create new projects and may receive Directed Research credits for their research experience. These research opportunities may also develop into honors theses for honors students.


SSRI will be testing this website with selected faculty and students and make necessary modifications before implementation in CSS departments that choose to participate in the program. After testing and modifications are completed, the pilot UROSS program will be rolled out via participating departments' website after arrangements are made with department chairs.


(Photos provided by Dr. Terry Hunt, Faculty Research Mentor, Department of Anthropology; students engaged in field research in Rapa Nui)



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