Science Research Initiative
The College of Science is committed to placing freshman students in science research programs. At most institutions, students have to wait until the junior or senior to get a taste of research, if at all. The Science Research Initiative (SRI) will provide this opportunity for all our entering students.
Stepping into the unknown to tackle big, open-ended questions. This is what research is all about. It's where learning happens by doing. It's where struggle leads to understanding, and understanding leads to success. It requires curiosity, drive, technical knowledge, and the ability to communication effectively. These are the high-demand skills that employers prize.
SRI is for Students
Every incoming undergraduate has the opportunity to participate in discovery-based scientific research. Freshmen and sophomores tackle cutting-edge science problems in dedicated research streams. Collaboration between students and research-oriented faculty, staff, and peers is facilitated through a team-based environment. Learning scientific communication and problem-solving skills is paramount. Connecting students with prospective employers early in their college careers is invaluable.