Student Spotlights
Research At Union
Research facts & figures
75% of students are actively engaged in research
Some 450 students showcase their research, scholarship and creative work at the annual Steinmetz Symposium
Approximately 140 students participate in our vibrant summer research program each year
105 students were awarded a total of $46,000 in research grants last year
Union consistently ranks among the top of its peer institutions in National Science Foundation (NSF) awards

Research at Union

Hands-on research is a staple of the Union curriculum. Union offers exciting opportunities for research in all fields – in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences and engineering.

Research happens every day in our state-of-the-art laboratories, of course, but you're just as likely to be in the darkroom, the dance studio, a local stream or a village across the globe.

  • You will work side-by-side with professors in impressive facilities, including the aerogel, digital arts and rooftop energy labs, and the Henle Dance Pavilion.
  • You will have access to top-of-the-line scientific instruments.
  • You will experience firsthand the processes of scholarly exploration and discovery.
  • You will learn how to conduct original research through the Sophomore Research Seminar
  • You may also co-author papers with faculty and present at national conferences.
  • You will be well prepared for graduate school and today's competitive job market.
For more information, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research.