Embracing Undergraduate Research
rom exploring the aging process to uncovering the roots of the “quickie divorce” industry and creating visual representations of poetry to a study of watershed activity, undergraduate research pursuits not only reflect the curricular spectrum, they punctuate the Scripps College academic experience in significant ways.
Faculty members who engage with students in research attest to the intellectual and personal growth their students experience. Through this collaborative process, students also expand their academic potential and accelerate their pace of meaningful learning. On the following pages, President Lori BettisonVarga shares her thoughts on undergraduate research, a topic close to her heart. And professors and students offer us a glimpse into their own research journeys.
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