The stereotype of a researcher conjures up an image of a person in a white lab coat, juggling various test tubes and chemicals. However, this picture does not capture the essence of all research. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be a STEM major to do research! Research is for everyone, and there are many options to participate across all disciplines. As an R-1 classified research institute, the University of Louisville (UofL) is involved with groundbreaking research across many disciplines including education, political science, and business. Below are some compelling reasons to pursue research as an undergraduate student, and as you read further, you will hear first-hand advice from Dr. Running and Dr. Fuselier, two research professors in the Biology department at UofL.
Brown, Katherine Vo.; Chandrashekhar, Priyadarshini; Gontla, Harshith; Kovatsenko, Ekaterina S; Shah, Aamira; and Littrell, Kelsey
"Your Personal Guide to Getting into Research,"
The Cardinal Edge: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://ir.library.louisville.edu/tce/vol1/iss1/3