Undergraduate research plays a pivotal role in fostering intellectual growth and preparing
students for successful careers. Engaging in research at the undergraduate level offers
students the chance to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving skills and a deeper
understanding of their chosen field. Just as in graduate research, undergraduates
have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to their disciplines through
innovative ideas and fresh perspectives. Undergraduate research serves as a stepping
stone towards graduate studies while simultaneously equipping students with a robust
foundation for future success.
More than 800 undergraduate students
are involved in research annually at UW.
UW's research enterprise generated $96.5 million in grants
from federal agencies, private industry and non-profits.
Research is conducted in every academic discipline, and it takes multiple forms. Historians
sift through archives, anthropologists perform studies in the field, physicists work
in laboratories and artists paint in studios.
At its base, research is any scholarly or creative activity that leads to new knowledge,
improves our ability to solve problems, or results in new theory, art, or artistic
At UW, our mission is to facilitate engagement in original research, scholarship, and creative activities through
mentoring and relationship building for all undergraduate students. There are many
ways to get involved in undergraduate research. With so many areas of excellence there is no place more exciting to conduct research than at the Univerisity of Wyoming.