Undergraduate Research

EHS researchers—whether they're established scholars at the peak of their career or student scholars—have one thing in common. They are all seeking insights into important contemporary issues.

At EHS we address critical issues facing children, schools, health and society. Graduate students and undergrads alike have opportunities to participate with faculty in significant scholarly activities.

Research Opportunities

At many universities and colleges, research and opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty members outside of the classroom are reserved for graduate students. That is not the case at Miami.

EHS offers undergrads many opportunities to participate in meaningful research and promotes a culture that is innovation-oriented. Students engaging in research:

  • establish mentoring relationships and work closely with prominent faculty members,
  • learn more about an area of interest,
  • apply classroom knowledge in a realistic, practical setting,
  • develop critical thinking, creativity, and an understanding of research methodology, and 
  • expand their technical skill set.

As scholarly activity and innovation are highly valued and encouraged here at Miami University, our goal for student research is to greatly enrich the undergraduate experience.

University Summer Scholar Awards

The University Summar Scholar (USS) program is open to Miami students completing their sophomore or junior years (having earned at least 60 credit hours) who agree to abide by the terms of the program. Students must verify plans to spend at least one semester as a Miami undergraduate after program participation. Each student receives a: $2,600 fellowship award, $400 project expense, and tuition-only waiver for required 6 credit hours of independent study credit for conducting the research project. Faculty mentors must be full-time tenured or tenure-eligible. Faculty mentors will receive $600 for professional or project expenses.

The program encourages students to develop their capacity to construct knowledge by reflecting on their experience and by crafting their ability to articulate the meaning of their discoveries. USS program heightens the intellectual level of the Miami learning environment by enabling our undergraduates to conceive and carry out a summer independent research or other creative activity under the supervision of an individual Miami faculty mentor.

Learn More

What topics are EHS faculty researching? 
Hear about some of their research projects on our Reframe podcast.

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