Why Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research opportunities at UNL allow students to engage one-on-one with a faculty research advisor in all fields and disciplines. Through your research experience, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of your discipline while developing transferable research and collaboration skills that will be relevant to any path you take after UNL. Undergraduate research experience is critical for students planning to attend graduate school.

Your undergraduate research project will involve hands-on learning and may require working independently as well as in a team. Successful undergraduate researchers are motivated and persistent. Here are other characteristics that successful undergraduate researchers share:

Demonstrates responsibility Works well with others
Sets realistic goals Is honest
Is flexible and open Thinks outside the box
Organizes time effectively Meets deadlines
Likes challenges Is curious about the field
Accepts feedback Is interested in learning