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Research & Creative Activity Opportunities

As a student at UMN Morris, you’ll have opportunities beyond the classroom to expand your knowledge through scholarly research or creative activity. Common reasons to pursue research or creative opportunities are to

  • prepare for graduate school,
  • gain hands-on experience for your future career,
  • earn money,
  • network with others who share your interests, or
  • travel.

“Undergraduate research has been the highlight of my entire undergraduate career.”  - Allison Pohlmann, UMN Morris alum

If you decide to conduct research or engage in a creative activity, simply talk to your professor, academic adviser, or the on-campus Academic Center for Enrichment about your research goals and what opportunities are available. Together, you’ll be able to make a plan and get started.



Faculty Member conducting a lab experiment with a student using microscopes on a lab table

What is Research?

Research is primarily conducted to enhance knowledge and understanding in a variety of fields. Research can be conducted through experimentation or observation and results in a product of the researcher's understanding. Research can be done in a variety of fields—from science and math to social science and the humanities. If you are able to take part in a research project, you’ll be able to systematically investigate a subject of interest, interpret data, and share the findings. 

  • 50%

    of students participate in undergraduate research.

What is Creative Activity?

Creative activity is a scholarly method for investigating human expression. Of particular interest at UMN Morris are creative activities that communicate to a wide audience and stimulate the mind and emotions. This is often the research method of choice for students in the arts, music, and dance. 

Learn More

Through the Academic Center for Enrichment, several programs make undergraduate research possible for you as a UMN Morris student.

Paid summer research programs are also available. There may also be opportunities to travel to conferences or symposiums and present your research or creative activity. Funding sources can help pay for travel expenses.

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