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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is for everyone: students of the arts, literature and sociology as well as science and engineering majors. As early as their sophomore year, students at the George Washington University begin amplifying their academic experience with meaningful, mentored research. GW’s integrated research-teaching environment creates a variety of options for student involvement in the exciting process of generating original contributions to knowledge in their fields.

Undergraduate research is supported across campus by a variety of resources and facilities, including wireless classrooms, multimedia workspaces and an extensive library system.

GW’s undergraduate research programs enable students to:

  • Discover the importance of not only what is known but also how it came to be known
  • Experience a challenge that makes them stretch and think in new ways
  • Contribute to GW’s intellectual life and to solutions to pressing societal problems
  • Deepen and expand academic relationships with faculty and other students
  • Develop key career skills such as problem solving and teamwork
  • Gain valuable experience for applying to graduate school and fellowship programs

Special Undergraduate Research

GW’s research takes place on campus, at local community agencies, at national institutes and overseas. The Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research supports and guides students as they undertake research assignments—whether working on a faculty member’s project, developing an independent project with faculty guidance or applying for a University or national fellowship program.