As a Public Affairs Senior, you will investigate an identifiable public or social problem about which you are capable of gathering information. The problem you choose should:
You will use empirical data (often a mix of published studies, archival data and existent databases) to answer the research question.
Recent Capstone Projects include:
You may choose to present your research at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
The Office of Fellowships and the Student Research Program collaborate to support students and alumni from all Colleges who want to apply for merit-based grants, fellowships, conferences, and other long-term goals. The Student Research Program works with the Office of Fellowships to support undergraduate research with SU-sponsored grants and an undergraduate research conference.
The Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) unites the University and the wider Seattle community to develop successful youth, thriving communities and an engaged neighborhood. The Initiative strives to strengthen education and support systems for 1,000 neighborhood youth and their families while enhancing the University by providing service, learning and research experience to students, faculty, and staff.
Launched in February 2011, the Youth Initiative has quickly become the largest community engagement project in the institution’s history and a signature element of the University.
The SUYI is staffed by the University’s Center for Community Engagement, the main entry point for students, faculty, and staff for all forms of community engagement, including direct service, community-based research, social entrepreneurship, and advocacy.
To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled at Seattle University as an undergraduate student in any class level and have completed and submitted an original research project for an SU credit course during summer 2018, fall 2018, winter 2019, or spring 2019. Spring 2019 work will be considered but the project must be completed by time of submission.
Complete applications must be submitted by Monday, June 3rd, 2019. Full details can be found at the Undergraduate Research Award site: https://scholarworks.seattleu.edu/ura as well as information about our 2018 Award winners.
Undergraduate research is a key "high-impact" educational practice and is a growing part of undergraduate education programs at colleges and universities nationwide. We look forward to this opportunity to recognize, encourage and celebrate undergraduate student scholarship at SU, and equally delighted to join the efforts of other initiatives on campus like SUURA and SUURJ in the Office of Fellowships and Student Research who is also a sponsor for this award.