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Undergraduate Research

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Where What Meets Why

Undergraduate Research at UMD

UMD students are following their passions to the lake, the woods, the boardroom and the world. Duluth is full of opportunities, and Bulldogs are rising to meet them. In return for their hands-on work, they gain enduring skills and knowledge.

Student Research at a Glance

  • In 2016-2017, 140 students participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Student Research News

Looking Back, Moving Forward

February 14, 2019

Honoring the oral history of anti-racist activists.

An Incredible Learning Experience

January 22, 2019

LSBE's very own Christina McManus is one of WayUp’s Top 100 Interns.

Abstract Art and Found Objects

January 22, 2019

Senior art student finds inspiration in Duluth's skateboard scene.

Preserving Duluth’s Housing History

January 13, 2019

Student creates housing index for Kathryn A. Martin Library Archives.

Archiving Canal Park's Transformation in Time

December 18, 2018

Students document the history of Canal Park through story maps.

Ingenuity and Drive

November 8, 2018

Bulldog Rocketry Club reaches new heights.

Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase

November 7, 2018

Students are discussing their research on topics ranging from load distribution on the Blatnik Bridge to yoga’s ability to ease stress.

Taking Aim at Cancer

November 1, 2018

Senior Kaija Kottke assists Dr. Venkatram Mereddy with cancer research from the molecular level and beyond.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush Exhibitions

September 5, 2018

Her work is on display at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, Illinois, and the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison.

Intent on Neutrinos

August 20, 2018

A UMD student and a faculty member study neutrinos 500 miles apart.


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