Truman promotes a collaborative culture where undergraduate and graduate students work alongside faculty on research projects. This type of mentoring within a supportive environment gives you a chance to help build a better world while you explore the questions that intrigue you. Along the way, you enhance your skill-set and gain experience as you work with fellow researchers and learn how to develop an idea from start to finish. And you can share your scholarly work at Truman’s Student Research Conference held on campus each year.
Whether you choose to conduct your own research or assist with a faculty project, the Office of Student Research can assist you and provide information on funding opportunities that include:
- TruScholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program
- Grants-in-Aid of Research and Scholarship
- Interdisciplinary Research Community Grant
- Conference Travel Scholarship
Students involved in research at Truman have had scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals; traveled to conferences and meetings around the world to present their research; and won national research awards, fellowships, and scholarships.
I have wanted to pursue research opportunities within Exercise Science and one of my professors has been working with me one-on-one so I can do so. Just the fact that my professors know me by name and say hi to me when we see each other speaks for how friendly and welcoming the faculty and staff are here at Truman.