The College of Science at RIT offers undergraduates the opportunity to conduct genuine, hands-on research work. The benefits of undergraduate research extends beyond the educational aspects, it can also have a positive impact on your professional and personal life.
We help you build a foundation by teaching valuable skills for a career in science which include:
- Research Project Planning
- Project Troubleshooting
- Real Problem Solving
- Research Assessment
Your undergraduate research experience is hands-on. It will teach you how to handle the uncertainty and unexpected results which is the nature of scientific research. You will be exposed to the truly exhilarating part of discovery and be better prepared for the challenges of scientific research.
The College of Science at RIT was one of the first in the country to expose undergraduate students to hands-on research. Today, we encourage all undergraduate students to participate in research work throughout their years of study including summer research fellowships.
“Being part of a research group as an undergraduate laid the foundation for me becoming a better scientist and prepared me to walk into Goddard because I’d been in this environment before.”
~Julia Barsi ’97, ’00 (Imaging Calibration Specialist,NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)