Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research--like learning communities, internships, and service learning--is considered a high-impact practice because of its positive affect on student learning and success. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, high-impact practices share several traits: they demand considerable time and effort, provide learning opportunities beyond the classroom, facilitate significant interaction between faculty and student, and encourage investigation and critical thinking. To be certain, pursuing research is a challenging endeavor; however, the insight to be gained in meeting these challenges can be transformative (NSSE 2013).

Theater Studies faculty encourage majors to pursue these learning opportunities, especially those offered through Emory College's Scholarly Inquiry and Research Program (SIRE).

SIRE provides substantial resources and opportunities for undergraduates interested in research: