Student Research

Many opportunities exist for students interested in pursuing research or prestigious scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

Student Scholarship Symposium
The annual Christ College Student Scholarship Symposium features analytical, critical, creative, and research projects by current Christ College students. Papers in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts are selected by a committee of Christ College students from anonymous abstracts. Authors present their papers and respond to questions from the audience.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Since 2002 nearly 80 Christ College students have had their undergraduate research selected for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), the largest, most competitive, and most prestigious venue for undergraduate scholarship in the United States. Generous contributions of alumni and friends to the Christ College Dean's Annual Fund makes possible travel to NCUR conference sites such as Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Asheville N.C., Salt Lake City, and the San Francisco Bay area.


Valparaiso University Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship
The VU Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship is a conference that allows students who have done research in the past year to present their work in a professional setting.  Students who have worked on high-quality class projects, honors theses and senior projects, or independent scholarship are encouraged to participate by making a poster presentation of the research.

Butler Undergradute Research Conference
The Butler Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) allows students to present their research in poster format or oral presentation. Students from Valparaiso are invited to submit an abstract of their scholarship and, if chosen, travel to Butler in the spring to participate in the conference.

Undergraduate Publications Directory
A list of all the publications, electronic and print, that solicit and publish undergraduate work, regardless of the author's institutional affiliation. It offers links to each publication's web page and brief descriptions and submission directions for each journal.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)
The National Science Foundation makes possible a number opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The principal support by NSF of support of such activities is through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. REU "Sites" are established in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.