Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

The faculty and staff at Penn State Shenango are committed to making research a key component of the undergraduate educational experience. What are the benefits of undergraduate research for students?

  • You can gain hands-on experience of value to your future career
  • You can augment your critical thinking, leadership, and other skills
  • You can learn in depth about the latest technologies and information
  • You can work closely with scholars in your area of interest
  • You can build stronger, lasting relationships with faculty members
  • You can gain skills and experiences that will help you gain admission to more prestigious graduate schools
  • You can share in the excitement of making new discoveries, writing original prose or poetry, designing a new or improved product, or generating research outcomes that are actually used
  • You can gain the opportunity to get published as an undergraduate
  • You can earn money while conducting research