Many undergraduate science programs offer cookbook-style classroom experiments as your introduction to research. But by providing undergraduates the opportunity to do genuine research work, RIT’s College of Science teaches you much, much more.
- Research project planning
- Project troubleshooting
- Real problem solving
- Research assessment
These skills are the foundation of a life in a science field, the life for which we are preparing you. At RIT’s College of Science, your undergraduate research experience is real, hands-on research. It will be highly appealing and it will teach you how to handle the uncertainty and unexpected results that are the nature of scientific research. You’ll be exposed to the truly exhilarating part of discovery, and be better prepared for the challenges of scientific research.
RIT’s College of Science was one of the first in the country to expose undergraduate students to real research, and today encourages 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)