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. We also provide financial support to students who need funds to conduct or present their research, give scholarships to students who want to conduct research over the summer, and sponsor several research assistantships.

Each year, we also hold a day-long event, the URSCI Expo. This event has become a highlight of Dominican’s academic year. The next Expo will take place on April 3, 2019. The URSCI Expo is held in conjunction with the Global Learning Symposium. Read more about the expo, resources, and past events.

If you have any questions about how get started with undergraduate research, how to get support for your research or the URSCI Expo, please contact Marion Weedermann, Professor and URSCI Director, at

“Dominican has been great in how they encourage faculty to take on undergrads and help them become researchers. Now, I’ve been bitten by the research bug and know this is what I want to do with my life.”
–Tim Lazicki ’11, Neuroscience Major

You have a lot to gain when you push yourself to experience undergraduate research to the fullest: 

  • 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.

Go to Initiatives to see our programs and start planning! Contact the URSCI Director at with any questions.

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