Why do undergraduate research?
Getting involved in a research project as an undergraduate at Purdue is a very rewarding and valuable experience. You are contributing to the advancement of knowledge and experiencing firsthand how discovery happens. Doing research gives you hands-on experience and provides a change of pace from formal classroom courses. Studies show that students who do research are twice as likely to graduate and five-times more likely to go on to graduate school. Other studies indicate that students who work on research have more successful careers after graduation.
An analysis by Purdue’s Office of the Provost concluded that about 30 percent of Purdue undergraduates have at least one research experience during their time at Purdue.