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October 20, 2008
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Undergraduate student researchers Elliot McDougle of Southfield, Mich., and Julie Chaya of Seven Hills work in the Biomechanics/Motor Behavior Laboratory in the Eppler Complex.

Undergraduate student researchers Elliot McDougle of Southfield, Mich., and Julie Chaya of Seven Hills work in the Biomechanics/Motor Behavior Laboratory in the Eppler Complex.

Undergraduate research at BGSU has expanded name, focus

Both the name and the reach of the University’s undergraduate research program have been extended.

What began in 2004 as the Office of Undergraduate Research was, this year, renamed the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship and relocated to 209E Harshman Quadrangle.

The “scholarship” was added “to broaden the definition of what we would fund as research and scholarship,” explained the center’s director, Dr. Paul Moore. People tend to think of the natural sciences when they hear “research,” but “a tremendous amount of good work” is also done in other fields—the arts, humanities and business, for instance—that the center would like to support as well, he said.

Not knowing how to become involved is the biggest factor limiting undergraduate research, he said. Some students also think they can’t do it until they’re seniors; the center advises them to invest in a relationship with faculty early on and connect with those they know about research projects. “Where to Begin” and “Selecting a Faculty Mentor” lead the list of “Resources for Students” on the center’s Web site.

Services for students also include increased instruction in writing research grant proposals, along with funding and help with communicating their research results.
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