Academic Undergraduate Research

During the academic year, students earn credit by participating in research projects led by MSOE faculty members in a wide variety of disciplines

img_aurprogram_photosThe AUR Program allows MSOE undergraduates to meaningfully participate in research and other scholarly activities under the mentorship of an MSOE faculty member. Through this experience, MSOE undergraduates become a part of the larger research, scientific, and professional communities.

AUR promotes research experience as a vital component of the undergraduate education. Through the program, students will:

  • Develop a mentor/mentee relationship with the faculty advisor
  • Acquire knowledge and experience that transcends traditional coursework
  • Engage in creation and discovery by making an original contribution to an academic discipline
  • Enhance credentials in support of their professional career, including graduate school opportunities

Features of the AUR program include:

  • Projects offered in a wide variety of areas, including research topics in your major
  • Student/faculty team work side-by-side
  • Projects typically occur on-campus, during the academic year
  • Students may earn credit toward their major/minor degree
  • Researching findings are presented and/or published at a student-oriented or professional research conference

Students who participate will develop a variety of research-related skills such as:

  • Conducting literature searches
  • Effectively reading and evaluating journal articles
  • Formulating a research problem statement
  • Reporting results in a manner appropriate for scientific research
  • Presenting research findings in both written and oral formats
  • Independent thinking and learning

Student qualifications
MSOE students who have attained junior standing and have earned a GPA of 3.2 or higher are eligible to participate. Projects are subject to approval by faculty advisor and department chair.

Questions? Contact the undergraduate research course coordinator Dr. Cory J. Prust at prust@msoe.edu or
(414) 277-7334.

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