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Student Research

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Participation in research in the sciences and humanities opens a world of new learning and knowledge for students.  LAS offers a range of undergraduate and graduate research opportunities.  Here, students will:

  • Learn about topics in greater depth while also developing valuable relationships with faculty.
  • Gain knowledge of the research process in specific fields in the sciences and humanities.
  • Learn to work independently and tackle hurdles during the research process.
  • Learn to think critically and communicate effectively.
  • Enhance professional or academic credentials.
  • Clarify career goals and gain skills to support professional success.


LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) Heading link

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences features the LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI).

LASURI encourages undergraduates to develop research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The program fosters an intellectual and social community among UIC undergraduates and faculty, and develops the research, communication, and leadership skills of undergraduate students. Eligible undergraduate research assistants can receive an award of up to $1,250 per semester to support their LASURI research project. Check out a few samples of recently completed LASURI undergraduate research projects.

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