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Research, scholarship and creative investigations are the highlight of any students education. The pursuit of research gives students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member or mentor and dive deeper into ones discipline or area of interest. The URSCI Director and URSCI Committee at Dominican are here to enable undergraduate students to start working on research. URSCI also provides financial support to students who need funds to conduct or present their research, gives scholarships to students who want to conduct research over the summer, and sponsors a number of undergraduate research assistantships. 

Students have a lot to gain through research experiences and other forms of extracurricular creative investigations: 

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Enhanced intellectual growth
  • Increased understanding of what constitutes scholarship within a particular discipline
  • Clarification of your career goals
  • Opportunity to work with a mentor
  • Increased likelihood of applying to graduate school — and getting the results you want.

Visit URSCI Grants and Resources to see our programs and start planning! Contact URSCI Director, Irina Calin-Jageman, at with any questions.


Each year, Dominican University celebrates our students' many accomplishments at the SI (Scholarship & Ideas) Expo. The SI Expo is a continuation of what was previously known as the (G)URSCI & Experiential Learning Expo, and the URSCI Expo and Global Learning Symposium. Read more about our past events.

2023–2024 URSCI Committee Membership 
  • Chris Anderson
  • Amartya Chakrabarti
  • Susan McDonough
  • McKinley Johnson
  • T.J. Krafnik
  • Joe Sagerer
  • Jonathan Uebelhor
  • Irina Calin-Jageman, URSCI Director