Wait for graduate school? No, the University of Mississippi enables undergraduates to engage in research and creativity with renowned faculty in their chosen fields of interest — an offering that draws in high-performing students to choose Ole Miss as their college home. Undergraduate researchers develop written and oral communications skills, critical thinking, technical skills and information literacy. We’ve nurtured undergraduates who pursued significant research in autism, mass spectrometers and lasers in the Hammer Research Group, prescription stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, mental health of young adults, electrical engineering in the aerospace field and much more.
By being allowed to pursue research early in their college careers, students can build a beneficial learning community with faculty members and fellow students. Through these experiences, undergraduates can solidify their choice of an academic major, better understand career potential and form post-graduation plans.
The University of Mississippi has built strong research collaborations with dozens of other universities, industries and government agencies around the country. These partnerships are crucial to making progress on challenging problems and elevate the work Ole Miss researchers and student researchers pursue.