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The importance of undergraduate research

Furman is among the higher education leaders in getting its students involved in undergraduate research.

There is no doubt that undergraduate research is a great experience for students and sharpens both their thinking skills and knowledge of the scientific research process, but it’s also a catalyst for the advancement of scientific knowledge. George Shields, Furman’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, makes his case for the importance of undergraduate research in a co-authored piece for Inside Higher Ed.

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