Interested in participating in undergraduate research?
Talk to Faculty
Talk to faculty in your department and determine if there is a suitable project for you that aligns with your interests.
Fill Out Interest Form
We cannot guarantee you a research spot, but we will try to help connect you with the right people.
Talk to Undergrad Research
Talk to the folks in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Share your vision and get guidance on your project.
Look Into External Opportunities
There are many summer research internship opportunities outside of ACU. Most last 8-10 weeks, pay a stipend, and pay for room and board.
Join Our Student Group—
Undergrad Scholars (US)
Join the Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research Group (SPUR) and participate in research opportunities, meetings, and conference resources.
While at ACU, I performed polymer chemistry research with Dr. Brad Rix. This opportunity allowed me to experience first hand what it is like to work in a lab and use the scientific method to innovate while being guided by and collaborating with a professional.
Research here at ACU has been tremendous for my own edification and has galvanized me to pursue further the things that I do not know. I have had the opportunity to go to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Donald Isenhower and Dr. Jim Drachenberg to perform fascinating research.
Last summer, I interned with four other ACU students for the SpinQuest experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. My favorite aspect of this experience was that everyone on the project, including our mentor Dr. Daugherity, was always willing to spend time explaining physics concepts to us. I learned so much from being a part of a real physics experiment and from the physics lessons that we received.
I believe that research at ACU has molded me for God’s purposes. I began as a sophomore under the direction of Dr. Joshua Brokaw where I discovered my love for plants and the environment! I was later given the opportunity with Dr. Jennifer Huddleston to survey bacteria for antibiotic production. I could write a novel about how experiences impacted me, and I am thankful to carry them into my future with me into graduate school and beyond.
Want to work with undergrads, but don’t know where to begin?
Talk to Peers
Talk to faculty working with undergrads to learn more about the types of projects they are sponsoring.
Be a Judge
Another great way to get involved is to be a judge at the Research Festival!
We need you.
Talk to Undergrad Research
Talk to the folks in the Office of Undergraduate Research and learn other great ways to get involved!