Research at the University of Minnesota

Do you have a burning question that Google just can’t answer? A passion that exceeds the information found in your textbook? Professors are not the only people at the U of M who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge; you can work side-by-side with professors and play a role in our discoveries, too. One of the best benefits of a major university is the opportunity to conduct research as an undergraduate student. By pairing up one-on-one with a faculty mentor, you can explore your interests through projects and experiments you design in the topic of your choice. Follow your heart, feed your brain, build your resume, and expand your world!

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What makes us different? As a flagship research university, we’re all about asking questions. From unlocking the secrets of DNA repair to taking a zero-gravity flight, University of Minnesota undergraduate students experience the thrill of research. Top research institutions, like the U of M, are leading the charge to discover answers. When you step onto campus, you will join a community of bright, curious scholars who are literally saving the world.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides University of Minnesota undergraduates from every college, major, and discipline, the opportunity to partner with a faculty member on research or creative projects. 

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