Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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Undergraduate Research Grants

As noted in its Mission Statement, the University of Mary Washington “. . . especially encourages the participation of undergraduates in research.”  Last academic year, 166 students received Undergraduate Research Grants from UMW.  Students from 15 different academic departments received awards, enabling them to conduct a wide range of projects.


URES 197 Projects

URES 197 is a course in which a student conducts individual or group research as a part of a faculty member’s research project. This guided research experience is open to all students, including first- and second-year students, who meet the qualifications set by the faculty member in charge of the research project.  Students serve as research apprentices who conduct important tasks with the faculty member on his or her project and learn about the process and products of the research as a result.


Student Research and Creativity Symposium

Student Research and Creativity recognizes the excellence of undergraduate research at UMW thanks to the expert guidance of our faculty.


title of journal Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is part of COPLAC’s effort to highlight some of the best recent work in undergraduate research. Each semester faculty committees at member campuses select four outstanding projects for inclusion in Metamorphosis.