Event Title

An Exploration of Undergraduate Motives for Entering a Research Experience: Looking at What They Wanted and What They Got!

Presentation Type

Poster Session

Location

Student Union, Key West 218 CD

Start Date

26-9-2008 5:15 PM

End Date

26-9-2008 6:30 PM

Description/Abstract

Why do students really enter into undergraduate research experience? Initially, is it primarily a quest for knowledge and skills, and an appreciation of science? Or, are students’ initial motivations for seeking research experience strictly careeroriented, such as acquiring letters of recommend-ation and enhancing their resume for graduate school? Students’ reasons for engaging in research can serve as the “carrot” to get them involved in an intensely valuable learning experience leading to both acquisition of transferable skills and personal growth (Lopatto, 2007).

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Sep 26th, 5:15 PM Sep 26th, 6:30 PM

An Exploration of Undergraduate Motives for Entering a Research Experience: Looking at What They Wanted and What They Got!

Student Union, Key West 218 CD

Why do students really enter into undergraduate research experience? Initially, is it primarily a quest for knowledge and skills, and an appreciation of science? Or, are students’ initial motivations for seeking research experience strictly careeroriented, such as acquiring letters of recommend-ation and enhancing their resume for graduate school? Students’ reasons for engaging in research can serve as the “carrot” to get them involved in an intensely valuable learning experience leading to both acquisition of transferable skills and personal growth (Lopatto, 2007).