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Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Undergraduate research is a way to get research experience before leaving college. As a student you will work closely with a faculty mentor on a shared research project. The research options are almost limitless and the experience is invaluable.

About Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

  • Most graduate and professional programs consider more than just GPA when considering admission.
  • To be competitive in many advanced areas of study, you need to have experience in a research setting.
  • Undergraduate research gives you this opportunity and allows you to present your research at local and possibly national scientific meetings. You may even be able to publish your research.
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College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

What is UGR?

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Undergraduate research is a way to get research experience before leaving college. As a student you will work closely with a faculty mentor on a shared research project. The research options are almost limitless and the experience is invaluable.

Why Choose Undergraduate Research?

  • Did you know that graduate and professional programs consider more than just GPA when considering admission?
  • To be competitive, you need to have experience in a research setting
  • Undergraduate research gives you this opportunity and allows you to present your research at local and possibly national scientific meetings. You may even be able to publish your research.

Who Can Apply for Undergraduate Research?

  • Anyone can apply to be part of the undergraduate research program, but ideally, a prospective researcher will be entering their junior year, in planning on advancing in the sciences after graduation, and has at least a B average in their science courses.
  • The final decision will be made by the research mentor you choose to work with.

How Do I Apply for Undergraduate Research?

  • Complete the application form and research the potential mentors in your department.
  • If you find something that interests you, contact that person directly. You can also contact your Departmental Undergraduate Research Representative or the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center.
  • Once you and your research mentor have agreed on a project, your advisor or mentor will register you for the course.

When Do I Apply for Undergraduate Research?

  • You must register for Undergraduate Research – so contact the College of Arts and Sciences today!
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Student Success Stories

Karthik Narapareddy

Karthik is a graduate student in the Master of Computer Information Systems and Cyber Security at AUM. He has recently been awarded a Google Vulnerability Award which he shared with us.

In the past, Karthik’s research in Cyber Security has been rewarded with a number of different accolades. He has received substantial monetary awards from Harvard University, MIT, University of California at Berkley, Facebook, Apple, Hackerone, Bugcrowd, IKEA and Blackberry.

He has participated in video calls with lead Cyber Security experts in these companies to glean more insight into secure network systems. In addition, Cisco has released an update and release note of Webex with his name appearing three times.

Karthik began researching in the Google Vulnerabilities Program in 2019, reporting vulnerabilities like RCE, SQLI XSS and others. Currently, he is completing research on IDS, IPS and malware signature detection in memory pixel.

Riley Taylor

Riley is a Senior student who will graduate a full semester earlier than anticipated (Class of 2021). In the summer of 2021, he undertook a paid internship, and received credit towards his degree, at Hyundai.

He worked on a panel replacement project, paint repair project (tracking storm damages) and various project management tasks (SAP). Riley’s work was both independent and as part of the ‘A Team’ or summer interns.

As an intern, senior management of Hyundai relied on him to offer suggestions for improvement, recommendations to advance processes and a variety of coding tasks to add value to their current software systems. Overall, it was a very enjoyable summer and we congratulate Riley on his success in the program.

Your Trusted Mentors

Undergraduate Research Faculty and Staff

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Lee Farrow

Chair; Distinguished Research & Distinguished Teaching Professor
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Andrew Cortell

Professor and Chair
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William Fenn

Department Chair; Associate Professor
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Carel Ligeon

Professor
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Kimberly Pyszka

Department Chair; Associate Professor of Anthropology
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Darren Harris-Fain

Honors Professor; Distinguished Research Professor
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Matthew Killmeier

Department Chair; Associate Professor
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