Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research program encourages scholarly research, including artistic endeavors, that come to fruition outside the boundaries of the classroom. Students in any discipline may receive funding to work with a faculty mentor/collaborator on a well-planned project that is then presented in a public venue such as a professional conference or published in a scholarly journal. Projects over the last few years have included a biology experiment on biodiesel fuel retrieved from algae; a collaborative article published in a professional psychology journal about counseling bereaved children and adolescents; and teams trained for two simulation conferences, Model Arab League and Model NATO. The Undergraduate Research program is a co-sponsor of the Life-of-the-Scholar Multidisciplinary Conference, which gives students the opportunity to showcase their scholarship on campus in February each year. The program also supports the Gardner-Webb Summer Research Scholars program, which funds students who live on campus for a summer term and work with a mentor/collaborator on an Undergraduate Research project.