Students are invited to engage in research, scholarship, and creative activity with faculty mentors through Undergraduate Research, for which they may receive academic credit. It is the aim of the program to involve students in their own learning, develop teamwork and pride, enhance interdisciplinary learning, and share in the exhilaration of discovery.
Special events are held each year to enable students to celebrate their research, scholarship, and creative activity with the broader academic community.
The University of Montevallo is a Founding Institutional Member and a current Institutional Member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), 734 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
The Office of Undergraduate Research provides funds to undergraduate researchers for travel to professional meetings and conferences to present papers or posters. The travel awards in the amount of up to $500 each help students defray the cost of presenting their scholarly work. The grant may be used for registration, travel, lodging, and related expenses. Awards in excess of $500 for travel may be made, if funds are available.
McNair Scholars Program?
The McNair Scholars Program is the federally funded TRIO program that prepares participants for doctoral studies, involving them in research and other scholarly activities.
The Program’s goal is to increase diversity among doctoral degree holders by encouraging and preparing students from underrepresented groups to successfully complete their postgraduate studies. McNair Scholars have their needs assessed upon entering the program and an Individual Education Plan developed to assure progress toward academic and personal objectives. McNair Scholars will participate in the program during their junior and senior years. They will submit research proposals for presentation at the University of Montevallo Undergraduate Research Day and at least one other conference. They will also submit the results of their research for publication. McNair Scholars have a strong reputation for academic excellence. Because of this reputation, many doctoral-granting institutions offer them special incentives such as admission fee waivers or special internships, scholarships, and other financial assistance. Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You’re eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky. -Ronald E. McNair
Undergraduate Research Activities
Students with Dr. Tidwell at Undergraduate Research Day
Student Researcher Austin Whiten
Two runners outside the Student Activity Center on Run for Research race.
Group of runner during the Run for Research race.
Student explaining her research to another student.
Dean Armstrong at a CoPLAC event.