Why do research?

Research is not just for students in technical fields. All disciplines involve research. Getting involved with the UCCS research community has many benefits. Just a few of the advantages of doing research include:

  • Working with a faculty mentor on an interesting problem in your field

  • Enhancing student learning and establishing strong mentoring relationships with faculty
  • Recommendation letters from research mentors are among the most valuable references a student could have in job or graduate school applications
  • Developing your problem-solving skills and intellectual independence

  • Expanding your education beyond the classroom

  • Enhancing your communication and presentation skills

  • Helping you to choose your career path

  • Preparing for graduate school (many require research experience)

  • Making connections in your field to help advance your career

  • Exploring the different types of research at UCCS
  • Meeting new people

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