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Examine your world

Got big ideas? So do we! Research and creative activity on this campus is celebrated and draws national attention. It also distinguishes UW-Eau Claire from other universities, where this type of in-depth work alongside professors is usually reserved for graduate students. In fact, 37% of our students have an in-depth research experience by the time they graduate.

UW-Eau Claire is the UW System Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration.

UW-Eau Claire receives top national undergraduate research award

UW-Eau Claire is the top master’s-level university in the country in providing excellent undergraduate research programs, according to the Council on Undergraduate Research.

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Student explaining research findings

What makes you curious?

You might research how plants help forecast climate change, determine the financial impact of Super Bowl ads, or study compassion fatigue among caregivers. You may even have the opportunity to present your findings at professional conferences and meet experts. Some are even published in research journals.

Research faculty mentors

Our faculty care about your success. They mentor you, provide real-world experiences and connect you to experts in the field. Such projects will help you discover or confirm the kinds of activities you want to pursue in your career. If you like hands-on learning and immersing yourself in a subject, whether it's English or ecology, this is the place for you.

Student Research Days

Research is so important at UW-Eau Claire that we have a whole week to celebrate it! The Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (CERCA) allows students to present their findings to the campus. 

Research scholarships available

Blugold Fellowship
Centennial Scholarship
Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program
McNair Program

As a student researcher, I was able to apply methods and skills I learned in the classroom. The mentoring and encouragement I received from my research adviser helped me decide to apply to graduate school.

Kristin Haider | Biology | Graduate student at Penn State, ecology

Other research opportunities

  • Undergraduate students have the opportunity to co-author research papers for publication in scholarly journals.
  • Each year, approximately 150 students present their research at professional conferences - including the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
  • Funding is available for students to travel to present research.

 

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