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Student-faculty research allows you to dig deeper into your field with hands-on exploration of subjects you are passionate about. 

Students at IC are bridging the gap between knowledge and practice, diving into projects that cover a wide range of topics – from ghost orchid research related to the environment to interpersonal communication studies that could help win football games. 

There are many options for completing undergraduate research at IC that you won't find at other colleges. Working with faculty and staff, you can design a project that fits for your schedule and goals and learn about the many available options for funding. 

Research at IC is happening in many places — like labs, libraries, archives, computer labs, in the field, studios, theatres and even remotely. Students have the opportunity to present their research on campus or at national conferences, often in front of leaders in their field. 

The benefits of research goes well beyond building your resume. You will Graduate READY with confidence and insight into your field while building valuable critical thinking and problem solving skills. For students who want to stand out to a hiring manager or graduate school admission counselors in the future, research experience is a must.