Undergraduate Research

Research is defined in a variety of ways depending on the opportunities within a major, field of interest, or field of study.  No matter the area, research activity provides an original contribution to the field in a way that can be shared with others. 

Engaging in undergraduate research can offer numerous benefits for college students, both academically and personally. 

There are many opportunities to participate in research while at Augustana College.


Featured Articles

Adi Walker

Aiden Zoller, one of my MST team members, and I in the woods helping the Wildlife team set up cameras.

After setting up a camera in the Loud Thunder forest preserve, I got to pose for this picture. This is …

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Stop by CORE and Share Your Success!

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Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Career Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students

Navigating Your Career Journey as an LGBTQ+ Student: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

As a student or alum whose identities include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Genderfluid, or Queer, you may encounter unique challenges and considerations during your job …

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Laura Kestner-Ricketts Executive Director, Career and Professional Development
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Calling all International Vikings!

Cultural Orientation and Adjustment Workshop

We understand that transitioning to a new country can be both exhilarating and challenging. That’s why we’re here to offer valuable support and guidance through our Cultural Orientation and Adjustment Workshop.

This workshop is geared …

By Sumita Amrik
Sumita Amrik CORE Career Coach (S.T.E.M and Environment)
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Research Revelations

Name: Fernanda Rubi

Major: Majoring in Political Science, Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication, and Communication Studies

School Year: Senior

Hometown/Country: Managua, Nicaragua

Fun Fact: My two sisters and I share the same first name (Maria)

My Research

I Participated in …

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Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Career Resources

Summer research/internship programs that accept International Applicants

Finding an internship or research opportunities can be frustrated for international students. Check out our top programs that are friendly …

Student Resources| Council on Undergraduate Research
Top Ten Reasons to Engage in Undergraduate Research

Hands-On Learning: Imagine you are a biology student interested in gaining practical experience in a laboratory setting.  You might participate …

Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students (REUs)

Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students or REUs for short are some of the most competitive in the nation and are …

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