Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
Students discussing research. Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research

Maryland Student Researchers

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The Center is located in 2100D McKeldin Library. If the office is closed when you stop by to turn in your form, please slide it under the door.

Maryland Student Researchers, administered by the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Studies, introduces undergraduates to the discipline and rewards of scholarly research. Students spend four to six hours a week working with or under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member's own research and receive valuable experience for graduate schools, job applications, and beyond. Participation in the program "makes the big store small" for undergraduates, since it allows them to work closely with faculty members outside the classroom and the opportunity to make significant contributions to faculty research.

One important aspect of the Maryland Student Researchers is that it is non-competitive. It is open to students of all majors and disciplines who have an interest in research. There is no GPA requirement, and research is available is all areas of the university, including humanities, social sciences, fine arts, engineering, biological sciences, physical and computer sciences, journalism, and education. The Faculty Directory is listed alphabetically according to college or school.