What can undergraduate research do for you?

Leading a research project as an undergraduate student doesn’t have to be a daunting task. The Office of Undergraduate Research is here to help you along your research journey. Past ECU undergraduates have led projects that have studied the impact of social media sites on education, increased diabetes awareness and prevention in Greenville and improved knowledge of the biomechanics of student athletes. Undergraduate research empowers students to contribute knowledge, innovation and promote critical thinking, skills that 90 percent of employers favor in new hires. ECU has a variety of programs and grants that support mentor-led undergraduate research, giving students a way to investigate possible career paths and learn new techniques that aren’t found in a traditional classroom setting. Learn more about how you can benefit from conducting undergraduate research here on campus.

Undergraduate Research Stats


Percentage of ECU students that said undergraduate research contributed to their personal or professional growth


Average amount given annually by ECU to support faculty-mentored undergraduate research


Record number of presentations at ECU’s 2018 RCAW event


Percentage of students nationally that said their interest in STEM fields increased after participating in undergraduate research

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Mary Farwell
Director of Undergraduate Research
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Heather Christman
Admin Support Associate