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Campus Research Initiatives

No matter what your major is or will be, there are opportunities for undergraduate research on campus. Seattle U involves students in lab work, annual showcases and project days in several of our majors and the core, and education and outreach abroad initiatives that lead to student research. Part of the goal of the Student Research Program is to make existing research initiatives more visible to the campus community.

See the links below to explore more research opportunities available at Seattle University.

Student University Undergraduate Research Journal (SUURJ)

SUURJ is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal that showcases the research achievements of SU undergraduate students. The journal is a faculty-led, student-centered project published annually in May. Learn more here.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Albers' Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center fosters the entrepreneurial spirit with hands-on initiatives that require collaboration and problem-solving. The Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition is an opportunity for business students to propose business plans to early-stage company investors in a competitive environment.

College of Science and Engineering Summer Research

This paid position allows students to expand their skills and continue research in the summer with a faculty mentor.

Project Center

The Project Center connects students with businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to collaborate on real-world assignments in a team. Student teams design, build and test projects and present their solutions in June at Projects Day

Global Initiatives

Learn more about international initiatives at Seattle University by reading about the Global Initiative programs in Africa, India, and Central America.

Lemieux Library Undergraduate Research Award

Submit any original research project completed during a Seattle University course to win a $500 prize. More details and application available at Scholarworks.

“Presenting my research at SUURA availed me the opportunity to not only share my research but also evoke an interesting conversation around the language of diversity and inclusion. I am grateful to have an avenue to share my scholastic work and gain valuable feedback before future submission for SUURJ Publication.”

Pa Ousman Jobe '18, Finance, Student Body President

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