Work side-by-side with faculty
Concordia faculty members are nationally known experts who regularly involve students in research and scholarship activities often reserved for graduate students at large universities – developing research ideas, planning and carrying out projects, and serving as co-authors of scholarly works.
In the process, faculty get to know their students very well and are able to write exceptional letters of recommendation for graduate schools, nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships, and employment.
Recently, students working with Concordia faculty have studied quantum optics, attention and working memory, the impact of the North Dakota oil boom on religious communities, how to keep neurons alive, and many other exciting questions.
Network and join the community of scholars by sharing your results
Concordia students have many opportunities to present their scholarly work to the campus community and beyond.
Each spring, students discuss the results of faculty-mentored projects at Concordia's Celebration of Student Scholarship (COSS). Off campus, students present at regional, national, and international conferences. Examples include the Private College Scholars Showcase, the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, the Council on Undergraduate Research's Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C., and many annual conferences specific to areas of study.
If your research project gets accepted for presentation at a conference that requires travel, we can help you get there.Learn More
Students have opportunities to present their research at a wide variety of programs. Many of them are supported with grants.Learn More
Discovering Research Potential
Ian Jahnig '17 has found that undergraduate research doesn't have to just be something you do to write a paper and get a grade.Read Ian's Story
Research for the Birds
Ben Stubbs '17 won the best undergraduate poster award at the Minnesota Chapter of the Wildlife Society annual meeting for his research on bird communities.
Pooling Resources in the Fishbowl
Chemistry professor Dr. Darin Ulness teamed with Information Technology Services and the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library to use resources for summer research requiring a large amount of computer power.