Undergraduate students across the university have been engaged in exciting exploration and research throughout this summer. Over 70 proposals were funded and included every College of the University. The goal of the Project was to support engaged learning and foster ties between the faculty and students of CSU. This gives students the opportunity to understand what university-level scholarship is and participate in the creation of new knowledge, a central focus of a university professor's academic life.
The other part of the dialogue is just as important: that CSU faculty get a chance to work on a hands-on research project with our talented undergraduates, extending their interaction outside of the classroom. I was thrilled by the project proposals and even more excited to hear first hand the results of the summer studies. I encourage you to explore this student-created web site and hear from our CSU family about their experiences.
MJ Saunders, Provost
Note: The 2007 Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the Honors Program, showcased these research projects. Abstracts from the Symposium have been collected and printed in an Abstract Booklet that summarizes the Symposium. Click here to download the Abstract Booklet (MSWord format).