The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is a high impact practice that gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge outside of the classroom and dive deeper into their field of interest. URP offers a variety of programs aimed to connect our students with faculty mentors and provide them with enriching research opportunities. This can be in the form of working alongside a mentor as a student researcher, or creating independent, student-led project with a mentor's help.
The URP supports inquiry-driven research scholarship and creative activity. It is the central location for undergraduate students seeking on-campus research opportunities and faculty seeking enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate students with whom to collaborate. The URP facilitates enriching research opportunities by providing grants, research fellowships, and travel support to undergraduate students and faculty mentors.
Tips on how to find a mentor and research topic
Apply for one UWW's research grants
Helpful resources for doing research
Check out past student presentations
“My involvement in undergraduate research has benefited me in many ways, and I picked up a lot of skills that are attractive to employers. As a part of the undergraduate research program, I developed my problem-solving skills, my confidence with public speaking, and the ability to manage a project. As I prepared to enter the workforce, I interviewed with multiple companies and all of them were impressed with my experiences as a part of the undergraduate research program here at UW-Whitewater (even though the companies weren't even in the same field/industry). I ended up with multiple attractive offers and ended up accepting a job as a technical solutions engineer at Epic Systems in Verona, WI.” - Cole Lindwall