Undergraduate Scholarship at FHSU

Whether it’s testing the effects of off-coast oil spills on coastal marsh plant life, studying the upper atmosphere using balloon satellite systems, composing a film score or writing the next great American novel, FHSU undergraduate students (both on campus and online) rigorously pursue scholarship in many forms through the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) program.

Regardless of the discipline, one thing all FHSU undergraduate research has in common is the model of faculty/student collaboration. Faculty and/or staff serve as mentors on research and creative projects as undergraduates develop high-level, peer-reviewed work.

Through undergraduate research at Fort Hays State University, students:

  • Learn through hands-on work outside the classroom and develop research skills for academic and professional pursuits
  • Identify academic and career interests • Contribute directly to a field of study by conducting first-time research
  • Present research findings or creative work at university, state, or national conferences
  • Improve their resumes with first-hand experience in their desired field • Develop a working relationship with a faculty mentor
  • Get a glimpse into graduate or professional school life
  • Learn what they like and don't like to do

If you’re interested in undergraduate research, we invite you to explore FHSU’s undergraduate research resources and research opportunities for undergraduates (such as our Research and Creative Activities Week). You can also learn more about FHSU’s Honor Society and our Distinguished Student Scholars programs (and how to participate in those programs).

For more info about URE you can view our digital brochure, watch our URE video, and read this article by the Director of Undergraduate Research Experience, Dr. Leslie Paige. If you have any questions about the Undergraduate Research Experience at FHSU, feel free to contact us at URE@fhsu.edu.

Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (KINBRE) 2014 Mentors and Participants

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