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Renewed Emphasis on Student Discovery

Undergraduate students at the University of Missouri-Columbia are participating in faculty-mentored research in ever-greater numbers, a development that promises to bring big benefits to individual student scientists, faculty investigators, and the research enterprise as a whole. Realizing the importance of hands-on experience for undergrads, University of Missouri-Columbia officials recently created the Office of Undergraduate Research. "It's our job to provide the resources for students who want to do research, but it is up to each student to approach a potential faculty mentor and make that connection," says Linda Blockus, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. "Not only will it show the student's ambition, but it also will prepare them for what they'll face after graduation." Students are getting the message: In the previous fiscal year more than 2,000 undergraduate students at MU received close to $2.7 million in grant funding for research projects in dozens of disciplines across campus.

 
   
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