The Undergraduate Research Program at Elon University was established to provide students the opportunity to join faculty in scholarly activities. Scholarship by faculty members can enrich their interactions with students who are participating in this process. It also enhances the faculty member's connection to their own discipline and energizes their other instructional activities. Participation in undergraduate research is also effective for improving student learning, especially those projects which are collaborative, investigative, project-based, inquiry-based, open-minded and exploratory.
Each April, the university community gathers to celebrate undergraduate research during the annual Spring University Research Forum (SURF). The Undergraduate Research Program supports students wishing to present their research beyond Elon, including at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research and other discipline-specific or professional conferences. Students also may participate in Elon's Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE), which offer intensive experiences led by faculty mentors.
For more information regarding undergraduate research and funding opportunities, please contact Dr. Paul Miller, Director of Undergraduate Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org.