Why Should I Do Research?
Participating in undergraduate research expands your academic experience at the University of Central Florida. There are many benefits to becoming a researcher, including:
- Working closely with a faculty mentor.
- Enhancing your understanding and knowledge of your academic field.
- Clarifying your academic, career, and personal interests.
- Gaining academic credentials that help expand your resume, such as presenting at the UCF Showcase or other conferences, publishing, and working with a research team.
- Learning skills in communication (written and oral), critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and time management.
- Exploring research techniques.
- Earning academic credit, scholarships, stipends, and/or awards for having conducted research.
Undergraduate students are currently working on numerous and diverse projects; please review the Showcase programs to learn more about these projects. If you have any questions about the benefits of engaging in undergraduate research, feel free to contact OUR or a Student Undergraduate Research Council member.