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 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.
The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons is excited to announce the creation of a new Undergraduate Research Award.
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.
The first place prize winner will receive $500 and the second and third place winners will receive $250.
Full details can be found at the Undergraduate Research Award site: https://scholarworks.seattleu.edu/ura.
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 are equally delighted to join the efforts of other initiatives on campus like SUURJ in the Office of Fellowships and Student Research, which is also a sponsor for this award.