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Undergraduate Research

Get hands-on research experience before you graduate.

Our faculty’s research is changing the world. And you can too.

Hands-on research experience is within reach of every undergraduate student at ECSU. You can work directly with experts on the frontlines of their fields. Make discoveries that enrich people’s lives while exploring the subjects you’re passionate about.

Undergraduate Research

Additional Information


Undergraduate Research Week is an opportunity for the campus community to share and celebrate student research and creative scholarship. This year's week-long event will include presentations, a digital poster display, workshops, guest speakers, and other events.

The 2024 dates for URW at ECSU are April 8-12.

URW Symposium

Schedule of Presentations

ECSU is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). CUR shares a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR provides support for faculty development.

Undergraduate research is defined as:  “An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline”.    

To learn more about undergraduate research, contact:

Nicole Austin, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Research
Assistant Professor, Birth-Kindergarten Education
Gilchrist Complex 256

Latif A. Tarik, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research
Assistant Professor, History
Johnson Hall 213