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
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.
How to Apply
Anyone can apply to be part of the undergraduate research program, but ideally, a prospective researcher will be entering their junior year, planning on advancing in the sciences after graduation, and have at a B average or better in their science courses. The final decision will be made by the research mentor you choose to work with.
Get started on your Undergraduate Research journey today.
Student Success Stories
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 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.
Undergraduate Research Faculty and Staff
Department Chair; Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department Chair; Associate Professor of Anthropology | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Chair; Distinguished Research & Distinguished Teaching Professor
Chair; Distinguished Research & Distinguished Teaching Professor | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Professor and Chair
Professor and Chair | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department Chair; Associate Professor
Department Chair; Associate Professor | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Professor | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Honors Professor; Distinguished Research Professor
Honors Professor; Distinguished Research Professor | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Dr. Harris-Fain teaches and writes about British and American literature since the 1800s and popular culture. The topics of his publications include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, H. G. Wells, Tarzan, James Bond, superheroes, Star Trek, Ray Bradbury, Ken Kesey, Kurt Vonnegut, New Wave science fiction, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Alison Bechdel, among others. His courses include surveys of British and American literature as well as upper-level and graduate classes on editing, American film history, and science fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels. Dr. Harris-Fain was a reference book editor and writer before beginning his teaching career and has taught at AUM since 2011. In 2015, he was a three-day champion on Jeopardy!