Experiential learning expands undergraduate research opportunities

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Molly Ripper, a senior in biological sciences, works with her advisor, Dr. Andrea Scharf, assistant professor of biological sciences, to study the effect of different lifespans and varying reproduction rates of roundworms. Photo by Michael Pierce/Missouri S&T.

This past summer, experiential learning launched the Summer Scholars Program to support 14 students who conduct research while completing at least one class at S&T. We also secured funding support for 130 students to conduct research this academic year as part of the Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience (OURE) program. These students will also receive a $1,000 scholarship when they complete their research.

The S&T Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol was held on April 6 in Jefferson City. Twelve student ambassadors visited with state legislators and showcased their research that helps improve and benefit Missouri. All University of Missouri System campuses participate annually.

Also in April, 29 students received recognition and cash awards as winners of the 18th annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

Fourteen S&T students received hands-on research experience as part of the Summer Scholars Program and were awarded an $8,000 scholarship. Students were required to perform 25 hours of research per week, attend a weekly professional development seminar and complete a course of at least three credit hours.

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