Undergraduate Research Information

The primary purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity for involvement in supervised research experiences.  “Research” is operationally defined here as mentored, but self-directed work that enables individual students or a small group of students to explore an issue of interest to them and to communicate the results to others.  Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, discovery, or application, depending on the topic and mentor.  The student will be aware of how her or his project fits into and contributes to solving the larger problem to which it belongs.  The student will usually assist a faculty member with a research project by helping to prepare the study and contributing in a meaningful way in meeting the objectives of the study.  The student may also work with graduate students who are performing research supervised by a research faculty member.

All students pursuing a research project in UF’s Department of TRSM must enroll in LEI 4912.