The mission of the Center for Student Research (CSR) is to prepare and support undergraduate and graduate student researchers as well as their faculty mentors across disciplines. Our fast-growing campus has a wealth of opportunities for students and faculty to enhance their research experience and the Center aims to serve as the central hub for connecting our members to these resources.
The Center oversees the Undergraduate Research Academy and the new Graduate Research Academy. Our long-term goal is to catalyze research career paths for our students by 1) utilizing an apprentice model of student-faculty collaboration; 2) providing an aspirational peer-mentoring model with a graduate student mentor; and 3) fostering a campus community of student researchers and faculty mentors. The Center is devoted to all students, with a mission to especially serve underrepresented minority, first-generation, and other at-risk or under-served students.
More Information About the Center
We are located on the East side of campus in Main Hall 316. Come by and visit us today!
Jennifer Poe is the Director of the CSR. If you have any questions about the Center, don't hesitate to email her or stop by the Center MWF 9am-4pm!
The Graduate Peer Mentor will be available to share their advice on grad school from searching for programs, perfecting applications, and CVs to tips on navigating graduate school life in general.
Michael A. Kisley
Charles X. Zhou
Are you a faculty member interested in expanding your research team? Do you want to learn more about the research mentoring relationship? Is fostering the development of future researchers important to you? If so, join the Center for Student Research today! Follow the link below to take a short survey and become a Faculty Affiliate of the Center!