Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP)

Through this program, faculty will be able to engage undergraduates in their research agendas in one-to-one mentorships and stimulate student interest in pursuing graduate education. This program is designed to encourage a broader involvement of students and faculty not only within a given major, but also, where appropriate, to encourage and support mentorships that involve faculty members with qualified, highly motivated students outside the major. The goals of this program are:

  • to create and expand opportunities for undergraduates and faculty to work as collaborators in the search for knowledge; to involve students in the creation of that knowledge; and to celebrate the accomplishment of undergraduate researchers.
  • to create a better understanding of what faculty do and why they do it.
  • to foster critical thinking and active learning through the greatest resource of this university: the programs of scholarly endeavor that come from research-active faulty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • to further demonstrate and reinforce the synergistic relationship between teaching and scholarship.

Giovanni Bennardo, Ph.D. - URAPs