Undergraduate Research

College of Science & Engineering Undergraduate Research

A research experience extends what you learn in the classroom and can help you become more creative, persistent, and responsible - important attributes of a good leader. You may even graduate as the co-author of a scientific publication! This kind of experience makes you more competitive when applying to a graduate program or seeking a job.

Many students say participation in a research project is the high point of their undergraduate education, and at Seattle University we recognize the importance of making research experiences available to as many students as possible. Over the past half dozen years, we have established a strong undergraduate summer research program. The College has committed more than $1 million in grants, endowments, and gift funds to support the program which has helped students participate in a paid research experience under the mentorship of a Seattle University faculty member.

Undergraduate Research Poster Session

Each year in Autumn we hold a Poster Session to celebrate and highlight the Summer research completed between students and faculty mentors in the areas of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. The school newspaper did a write up on our most recent Poster Session. You can read about it here: Science and Engineering Undergraduates Present their Research.

Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal

Another opportunity that students can participate in is the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal. SUURJ solicits research-focused essays in any field and on any subject. The annual deadline for submissions is in mid-October. For further information, please visit their website: SUURJ