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Penn State offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research and creative endeavors. Working with faculty mentors, undergraduates engage in active learning in the laboratory, library, studio, and field. Through these experiences, students share in the excitement of discovery, develop important skills, and explore career choices. They get to know faculty members and connect with a disciplinary community. Many publish, perform, exhibit, or present their work, sharing it with audiences beyond Penn State.

How do I get involved in undergraduate research?
Five tips to follow

Student researcher Danhao Ma works at a table in a lab
Fifth-year senior Danhao "Spark" Ma, an international student from Shanghai, works in a laboratory on the University Park campus.
Image: C. Roy Parker