Why Should I Do Research?
Participating in undergraduate research will expand your academic experience at JSU. Research is a process of careful inquiry leading to the discovery of new information. Although there are some differences in how research is conducted across disciplines, research is not restricted to certain disciplines and occurs in all programs at JSU. Undergraduate students are currently working on numerous and diverse projects.
Some of the many benefits of becoming a researcher include:
Working closely with a faculty mentor.
Enhancing your understanding and knowledge of your academic field.
Clarifying your academic, career, and personal interests.
Gaining academic credentials that help expand your resume, such as presenting at the Annual Research Conference or other conferences, publishing, and working with a research team.
Learning skills in communication (written and oral), critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and time management.
Exploring research techniques.
Earning academic credit, scholarships, stipends, and/or awards for having conducted research.