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Undergraduate Research

The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and its faculty are involved in a variety of efforts to increase student hands-on-learning through undergraduate research. These efforts are in line with the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI); which CSN is an Affiliate Partner as of 2019. CCURI is a national consortium of organizations dedicated to integrating undergraduate research (UR) experiences in community college STEM programs. Research shows that students who participate in hands-on-learning research are more likely to complete their undergraduate education.

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has demonstrated that undergraduate research in the first few years of a student’s education will:

  • Enhance the student learning through mentorship by faculty;
  • Increase enrollment in graduate programs later;
  • Provide effective career preparation for the students;
  • Aid in critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and independence;
  • Develop an understanding of research methodologies that will benefit their education; and
  • Promote an innovation-oriented mindset that students bring with them after graduation

Current Undergraduate Research Projects and Grants at CSN

Faculty Led Research