Student Research

Valpo’s Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression 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.

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The 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.

Since 2002, more than 100 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 from 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.

The Dean’s Research Fund offers support for CC students who have been selected to attend conferences to present their research. These opportunities may be in any field the student has conducted research. Funds are limited and are on a first come basis. To apply for funding, complete the attached form, click here. Submit the form and any additional information to christ.college@valpo.edu with a subject line of “Dean’s Research Fund Request” Please allow 30 days for processing. 

The National Science Foundation makes possible a number opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program 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.