The Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates provides support for undergraduate research at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
The Center goals are:
- To enhance interest and participation among undergraduates (particularly first generation and underrepresented students) in the process of research
- To foster curiosity, initiative, integrity, cognitive complexity, creativity, and adaptability through research experiences at Rutgers University throughout the careers of its undergraduates and across the disciplines
- To facilitate mentoring relationships between faculty and students, leading to intrapersonal development, interpersonal competence, and engaged scholarship
- To expose a wider audience beyond the university to undergraduate research products
- To equip Rutgers students with an understanding of the research process and skills of knowledge acquisition, integration, construction, and application
- To serve as a clearinghouse of undergraduate research opportunities within New Brunswick/Piscataway
- To encourage curricular reform that promotes active and engaged learning by supporting exposure to recent research outcomes and incorporation of research experiences in the classroom
ARC staff assists students in learning about the process of undergraduate research, identifying faculty mentors or projects, defining research goals, seeking funding for a project, seeking guidance in the ethical aspects of doing research, and presenting their findings to the university and the general public. We also serve as a resource for faculty who are actively mentoring undergraduates or who are interested in working with undergraduates and need assistance finding and funding students. We invite you to visit us in Milledoler Hall to learn more about how you can participate in undergraduate research--as a researcher, as a mentor, as a supporter.