What is the SPCC Undergraduate Research Program?
The SPCC Undergraduate Research Program allows all students to participate in and learn to value original research and scholarship. By providing students the ability to collaborate with faculty mentors, the Undergraduate Research Program allows students the freedom and opportunity to explore their own interests and passions outside of the traditional classroom.
Generally, individual students or small groups of students work with a faculty mentor to create a research proposal that details their intended project. Through the research process, all SPCC students can improve their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. In addition, students can also develop and showcase skills such as:
- Effective oral, written, and visual communication skills
- Proficiency in information and technology literacy
- Social responsibility and advocacy
How can I participate?
- Identify a topic and/or faculty mentor(s) to oversee your project. If unsure of these, but know you want to complete a project, please reach out to the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Research Program.
- Proposals are considered on a rolling basis and thus can be sent at any point during the calendar year, with the support of a faculty mentor.
- There are no specific project deadlines, rather, the student(s) determines the timeline for completion of the project.
What are the application criteria?
- There are no prerequisites or requirements that must be met in order to apply.
- We encourage all interested students to apply for this opportunity.
What are the rewards of the program?
- Participation in the annual spring recognition dinner.
- Opportunities to participate in and attend professional symposiums and conferences, such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
- Participation in High Impact Practices (HIPs) social events, such as field trips and seminars.
- Opportunity to submit your work to SPCC’s student journal, Revere.