CALUE is committed to the discovery and advancement of knowledge, creating intellectual
and personal development, and stimulating and inspiring meaningful research and service
for both faculty and students.
What is Undergraduate Research?
- An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original
intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.
- An opportunity to learn more about a particular field of interest.
- A chance to test and apply new theories that may solve pressing, real-world problems
How Does the Center Help Students?
- Provides direction & support for undergraduate students interested in conducting research
- Hosts workshops for students targeted at organizing, conducting, and presenting research,
as well as preparing for graduate school & graduate admission testing
- Creates collaborations and dialogues to support faculty, staff, and organizations
engaged in undergraduate research initiatives
- Hosts the annual TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, which provides an opportunity
for undergraduate researchers to present their research to the campus community
- Recognizes outstanding undergraduate researchers & faculty mentors
How to Get Started
- Register with CALUE to receive helpful information and research updates Explore local
and national undergraduate research possibilities through the Center's website
- Visit the Center to meet with staff to guide you through the research process
- Determine your research interest and commitment
- Attend the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference each spring to see what research
other students are producing
How Conducting Undergraduate Research Benefits You
- Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships
- Allows students to explore an understanding of research methodology
- Creates and promotes an innovation-oriented culture
- Provides effective career preparation Increases student retention rates and enrollment
in graduate education