/ Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

Undergraduate Research

Student-faculty collaborative research is a distinctive at Hope College. Getting involved in one's field, beyond the classroom, is a highlight for many Hope College students.

 

For some this research starts the day they arrive on campus, through community programs like Day1, Phelps Scholars or FACES.  For many students (over 150 each year), paid summer research positions provide additional expertise and experience.

Tips for Getting Involved

You know you want mentored research to be a part of your Hope College experience. How do you get there? Check out these tips for getting involved.

Also, learn more about the Summer Hope Academic Research Program (SHARP), Hope College's summer research application system to find projects that match your interests. Keep in mind that not all summer projects are advertised on SHARP, so communicating with your advisor or professors in your field is often the best way to get involved.

Have a project to share? Join us in the spring at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance. Abstracts for this event are due in February, so talk to a faculty mentor about this opportunity before the spring semester, if possible.

Present Your Research

Want to share what you've learned or see what others are doing? Hundreds of students present their work at the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance on campus, with several more also presenting cutting-edge research at national conferences like NCUR. Many departments also host poster presentations or support student presentations at regional or national conferences.