Building Undergraduate Research networks (BURN) seeks to increase the number of students engaged in high-quality collaborative research across all disciplines in WCHSS.
As defined by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Undergraduate research—a term that encompasses scholarship and creative activity—is recognized as a high-impact educational practice that has the ability to capture student interest and create enthusiasm for, and engagement, in an area of study.
BURN is a unique attribute of the program, aiming to provide students with access to key researchers. By embedding students within these active research groups, BURN will give students extraordinary opportunities to develop their skills, broaden their knowledge, and engage in research in practical and demonstrable ways.The ethos of BURN is to facilitate research at the individual and group levels, therefore one of the key benefits is to have your research interests supported and at the same time develop work with others. These ‘others’ will include professors and the students.
Connecting with a CRASSH Group is easy! The first step is to find a mentor. Contact the group coordinator and inquire about openings in the group (see a list of active groups on the CRASSH page) or look within the Wilkinson's research labs (see list below) to see what opportunities are available. Then, download the BURN contract, fill it out with your mentor’s help and submit it to the WCHSS Dean’s office.
Undergraduate Research Fellows Program
Here are opportunities for all undergraduate research in Wilkinson College (you can apply for a paid program and also do independent study)