Undergraduate research experiences: Impacts and opportunities

Lin et al. (2015) Science Mag
Posted by Melissa McCartney PhD, February 6, 2015

Undergraduate research experiences often engender enthusiasm in the students involved, but how useful are they in terms of enhancing student learning? Linn et al. review studies that focus on the effectiveness of undergraduate research programs. Undergraduate research experiences in a class were distinguished from those involving individualized participation in a research program. Mentoring emerges as both an important component of a successful experience and a target for improvement.