Research and Creative Projects for Undergrads
The Research and Creative Projects Office helps undergraduate students find opportunities to apply what they learn in classrooms to dive deeper into a field of their interest. All students are encouraged to participate in this high-impact practice. Doing research or having hands-on experience in creative projects boosts students’ chances for employment or enhances their placement into a robust program in a professional or graduate school.
Research projects and creative scholarly activities continue to be part of the learning pathways this summer. One of these activities is known as Summer FUNdamentals. Summer FUNdamentals are summer workshop series designed to support students engaged in undergraduate research or creative practice at UW Bothell. All students involved in research and creative projects at the UW Bothell campus and beyond are encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are also welcome. For more information and full schedule, please click here.
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Student Research Benefits
- Students discover their passion and talents and continue to successful careers!
- Research projects can lead to scholarships and/or awards; projects look good on student resumes and graduate school applications.
- Research experience allows undergraduate students to better understand published works, learn to balance collaborative and individual work, determine areas of interest, and jumpstart their careers as researchers.
Find Research at UW Bothell on Database
If you are looking for ways to enhance your education, pad your resume, or just be a part of amazing projects then visit the UW Bothell Research and Creative Projects Opportunities Database. This database will help you connect with faculty who are actively looking for student researchers.
Research Symposiums, Presentations, and Fairs
Students are encouraged to present their research or creative projects throughout the year. The UW Seattle Undergraduate Symposium takes place every May and features student oral presentations, visual arts & design displays, or research posters. Applications to present are usually due in February (check our calendar!).
At UW Bothell, most Schools have time to present at the end of the quarter with a research fair or capstone presentations. This is a great time to meet people with similar interests and practice presenting your research to a broader audience. It's time to celebrate! Learn more about research fairs.
Many students share and publish their work before they even graduate! We recommend starting with journals or publications dedicated to undergraduates. Looking a little broader, many local organizations and non-profits would love to publish your work in their print journals. Some students even author in peer-reviewed literature because of the research contributions they made working with their faculty mentors!
Learn more about publishing.
Research Scholarships & Awards
Find existing undergrauate research scholarships. These awards, grants, and fellowships allow students to focus more attention and time on their research.
Learn more about research scholarships.
UW Undergraduate Research Leaders
Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) are a group of outstanding undergraduate researchers from a variety of disciplines. The URLs conduct outreach activities in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Program and are available to share their experiences with other undergraduates. This program is managed by UW Seattle and open to UW Bothell students
Learn more about the URL Program!
Picture caption: URLs Beverly, Billie, and Erica tabling during Admitted Student Preview Days