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Helping Students Balance Stress
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“The process of doing research . . . makes you feel part of the
larger community.”
—Junior, Biology and Society
“There needs to be a symbiotic relationship between all the
participants in university learning that will provide a new kind
of undergraduate experience available only at research
institutions.”
—Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University
Undergraduate research strengthens students’ connections
to faculty and peers and engenders respect, learning by
doing, cooperation vs. competition and real-world
experiences.
“The increased amount of undergraduate research taking
place is one of the more significant changes in undergraduate
education over the past few decades.”
—University Dean of Arts and Sciences
“I schedule a half-hour appointment with each student to
discuss their research topic. They usually spend about 10
minutes on the topic and then I ask about their interests,
background, etc. It takes the better part of a week, but it is
worth it for them and for me.”
—Professor, Horticulture