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Discovery LLC

The Discovery Living and Learning Community (LLC) gives first and second yeaLLC Logor students, from all majors, the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research projects that solve problems, generate new knowledge and create new ways of looking at the world. Students will be matched with a faculty member and research project that explores their subject of interest in greater depth. Students will learn the skills of research in a supportive community of peers.

Undergraduate research opens doors to graduate school, exciting careers, and success in life. Find your passion. Join Discovery!

Why discovery? Students will gain:

  • Exposure to all aspects of the research process (finding, synthesizing, and creating knowledge) through an Introduction to Research Course
  • Interaction with faculty who conduct research in a variety of disciplines
  • Social, community-service, educational and multi-cultural programs
  • Academic support through in-house study groups for all major introductory science and math classes
  • Research assistance from librarians in the residence halls and Libraries
  • Participation in the Freshman Conference, a specialized poster presentation of the research conducted by freshmen held in the LLC

Residents in the Discovery LLC will be required to:

  • Engage in a faculty-sponsored research project for at least 6 hours per week during the entire academic year. Research may be taken for academic credit. Students who have a work-study award as part of their financial aid package, may choose to be paid for their research using that work-study award.
  • Enroll in ‘Introduction to Research’ course , a one-credit course which prepares students for an undergraduate research position.
  • Keep Wednesday evenings free to participate in community events.
  • Access to Discovery Peer Advisor to discuss research experience and Discovery Study Groups

You can request placement in Discovery on your on-campus housing application. We welcome both freshman and upper classmen, but make your request early as spots are limited!

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