Undergraduate Research

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The TMCC Biology and Public Health Department offers many opportunities for students to participate in original, scientific research. TMCC is part of the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI), a national consortium of organizations dedicated to integrating undergraduate research (UR) experiences into community college STEM programs.

According to the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), there are a variety of benefits of undergraduate research, including:

  • Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty
  • Increases enrollment in graduate education and provides effective career preparation
  • Develops critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving and intellectual independence
  • Develops an understanding of research methodology
  • Promotes an innovation-oriented culture

How can you get involved in Undergraduate Research at TMCC?

  • Enroll in classes with research components
    • Contact the department chair for current offerings
  • Conduct independent research with a faculty mentor
    • See below for faculty in our department currently running research projects and contact information