Working on a research or creativity project with a faculty member is an opportunity for you to go beyond learning about a discipline and become actively involved in creating knowledge and new meaning within the discipline You will learn things you don't learn in a classroom.
1. Identify your area of interest
Research is a hands on way to explore different interests you may have within your field. Look and listen for opportunities to work with a faculty member on topics of interest.
2. Find a Mentor
Identify a few faculty members who have similar interests on our Faculty by Research Interest Page.
3. Choose a way to participate
There are several ways to participate in undergraduate research depending on your schedule and desired level of commitment. Here are a few options:
4. Publish your work
General writing format varies by discipline and among journals. Speak to your faculty mentor or someone in the college to find out what guidelines you should be following.
There are publishing opportunities available for undergraduate researchers both within UW-La Crosse and nationwide.
UWL Journal of Undergraduate Research (JUR)
UWL offers undergraduate students an opportunity to publish their work Students may submit a final report detailing the research problem, methodology, data or information gathered, and final results. All students are encouraged to submit products of research and scholarly/creative activities to the Journal.
The firm deadline for submission is the last week of May, or within seven days of the completion of final exam week. For questions, please contact Editor-In-Chief, Scott Cooper, email@example.com