Collaborative Undergraduate Research

Professor Katie Campbell works with two students on a collaborative research project.
Work on a Faculty-Student Research Team

Through the Collaborative Undergraduate Research program, you will work alongside your professors as part of a team, resulting in meaningful collaboration, mutual support and, in many cases, outcomes resulting in peer-reviewed presentations, publications, and exhibits.

Since the program began in 2010, teams representing dozens of disciplines have conceptualized projects, conducted the work and shared their outcomes with experts in their discipline—from biology to studio art; nursing to theology.

Summer Scholars Program

Have you heard about research assistants who get stuck entering data into a computer all day? Not at St. Kate's! This intensive 10-week experience emphasizes meaningful, rich experiences for students that allow them to make significant contributions to scholarship. You’ll collaborate alongside one faculty member and possibly another student, to actively participate in the development, acquisition, and dissemination of scholarly work.

Learn more and apply for Summer Scholars

Sister Seraphim Gibbons Undergraduate Symposium

The Sister Seraphim Gibbons Undergraduate Symposium, held each spring, showcases the research and creative work of undergraduate students in all academic disciplines.

Learn more and register for the 2020 symposium

A collaborative undergraduate research team poses in front of their research poster presentation.
Outcomes

Collaborative research involves mentoring, mutual learning, a commitment to intellectual inquiry, and the pursuit of multiple perspectives, and publishing research on the University's Sophia database.

A key outcome of Collaborative Undergraduate Research projects is sharing research and/or projects with a larger scholarly community.

Students from St. Kate’s have a higher-than-average acceptance rate for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), and more than 90% of teams have presented at an undergraduate or discipline-specific regional, national or international conference.