Integrating Discovery-Based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum:



Committee for Convocation on Integrating Discovery-Based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


Students who participate in scientific research as undergraduates report gaining many benefits from the experience. However, undergraduate research done independently under a faculty member’s guidance or as part of an internship, regardless of its individual benefits, is inherently limited in its overall impact. Faculty members and sponsoring companies have limited time and funding to support undergraduate researchers, and most institutions have available (or have allocated) only enough human and financial resources to involve a small fraction of their undergraduates in such experiences.

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Publication Info

152 pages | 7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-309-38089-8
DOI: 10.17226/21851