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Learn a variety of skills that will impress future employers:

   • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

   • Practice complex problem-solving

   • Collaborate with others in diverse group settings

   • Innovate and be creative

   • Locate, organize, and evaluate information from multiple sources

   • Expand upon specific skills from within your area of interest

   • Increase your understanding of different situations and decisions in global context

   • Work with numbers and understanding statistics

   • Apply knowledge and skills to real-world settings through internships and hands-on experiences

Benefits UR Day 2

   • Explore your area of interest

   • Earn financial support in the form of stipends or funds for research-related expenses

   • Meet others that share your passions and interests

   • Develop professional networks with students, faculty, and staff

   • Apply course ideas to real-life scenarios

   • Increase your likelihood of acceptance into graduate programs

   • Gain skills that you wouldn’t get the chance to in a traditional classroom setting

   • Graduation rates of undergraduates participating in research are consistently higher than the overall campus graduation rates (UWW Institutional Research and Planning)

How Do I Join? UR Day 1

   • If you are a Freshman or Sophomore, you can join our Research Apprenticeship Program during the Fall semester to get familiar with research in your field. Check out our "RAP" tab for more information!

   • If you are ready to dive into your own research idea, take a look at all of the opportunities in the “Student & Mentor Programs” tab to see which program may suit you. 

   • It’s a great idea to talk with a potential mentor about your research idea and get those ideas flowing! You can also talk to the URP staff for assistance (urp@uww.edu).

For Mentors Research

   • Build stronger working relationships with students

   • Earn student staffing support for research tasks

   • Earn financial support for research through stipends or funds for research related expenses

   • Develop student talent for an educated, skilled workforce

   • Enhance your communication and mentoring skills

   • Engage in a teaching activity towards promotion and tenure

   • Small projects with undergraduate students may lead to big research projects that are qualified to be funded on state or national levels

Contact URP
  • McCutchan Hall, Lower Level
  • Email: urp@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-1296
  • Common Office Hours:
  • M-Th 9:30am-4:30pm
  • F 9:30am-1:30pm

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Contact RAP
  • McCutchan Hall, Lower Level
  • Email: rap@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-1484
  • Common Office Hours:
  • M 9am-12pm
  • Tu 9:30am-11am, 4pm-5pm
  • Th 9am-12pm