Major: Mechanical Engineering
“I get to apply the concepts that I learn in my engineering classes, and I get to practice other skills that will improve my overall experience as an engineer.”
Major: Nutritional Science
Duan’s undergraduate research topics is Assessment of Omega-3 Fatty Acids’ Effect on Attenuating Obesity-induced Cyclooxygenase-2 Activation and Aromatase Expression in Breast Cancer Cells and Adipose Stromal Cells.
"Research has allowed me to meet many great people with valuable knowledge and experience."
Major: Business Honors and Finance
“Researching the financial implications of the oil spill gave me an opportunity to see a real-life example of concepts I learned in my finance classes.”
Major: Business and Neuroscience
“Because I have engaged in research, I feel as though there are now many career options that I could be equally happy pursuing.”
“I love the lab environment: you are surrounded by people that love the same area that you do!”
Major: Government and Biology
Owais’s undergraduate research topic is The Effect of Committee Assignments On Electoral Success for Members of the US House.
“Having participated in biological research as well as research in Government, I was truly surprised by how many similarities exist between the two.”
Major: General Geology
Amanda’s undergraduate research topic is Paleobotany and Paleoclimate Analysis of Fossil Flora from the Elko Formation in Northeastern Nevada.
"At the beginning, my work was just a box of fossils I found while field assisting, and it is cool to see that box of rocks become something more meaningful."
Major: Plan II & Psychology
“With this undergraduate research experience, I feel prepared for graduate school and confident that I will be able to make the most of it from the start.”
Major: Plan II & Communication Studies
Natalie’s undergraduate research topic was The Effects of High School Experience on the Civic and Political Participation of College Students.
“I think the skills I've acquired doing research will be beneficial for the rest of my undergraduate education, and beyond college.”
Major: Humanities, Government & History
“Past the obvious benefits gained from research such as discipline, refinement of researching and writing skills, and a general increase in knowledge over broad and specific topics, research has indelibly changed who I am as a person.”