Why Undergrad Research is a Great Reason to Attend Meredith

Student standing with poster presentation discussing research.

Meredith College has a well-established Undergraduate Research Program to help strong students like you advance academically and professionally. Our college-wide program was established over 20 years ago, and over time, we have built a healthy culture of research in all academic areas.

There are many reasons over half of our students engage in a serious research project during their time at Meredith. The benefits of participating in undergraduate research are endless – but here are just a few:

We provide you with opportunities to present your research.

Students who conduct undergraduate research develop skills in oral presentation, especially when they get the opportunity to participate in research conferences. At Meredith, we have our own research symposium, called Celebrating Student Achievement Day (CSA Day).

CSA Day is a day-long annual celebration of student achievement that includes research presentations, posters, performances, creative projects, awards, exhibits, and more. Watch highlights from this year’s event and check out the CSA Day YouTube channel to view 2023 presentations.

We provide opportunities to apply for financial assistance to help fund your research.

At Meredith, we’ve provided students with thousands of dollars in grants over the years to support both their research on campus and student travel for presenting their research all over the U.S. We also award funds for summer research.

Learn more about research and travel grants.

Students who participate in our undergraduate research program have an advantage when applying for jobs or graduate school.

Many of our students find that undergraduate research — and the support of our amazing faculty — gave them a distinct advantage in applications to graduate school and their initial career placements. 

Hear more from students who participated in undergraduate research.

Our program enriches your academic experience and will help you increase your depth of knowledge in your field.

Undergraduate research was a major part of the Meredith experience for Mathematics and Psychology major Rayna Maleki, ’23

“I’ve had two opportunities to conduct research at other institutions and several opportunities to do so at Meredith. Often students are not aware of research opportunities or even believe they can have these kinds of experiences at the undergraduate level, especially at a primarily undergraduate institution like Meredith.”

Conducting research allows you to partner with our amazing faculty, giving you the opportunity to develop invaluable relationships with experts in your field.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Phillip Andreae was one of Maleki’s faculty mentors at Meredith.

“He encouraged me to do a mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in graph theory at the University of Texas at Tyler, where I was exposed to pure mathematics research and had the opportunity to work alongside mathematics students from all over the country. In my senior year, he advised my independent study in topology, which solidified my desire to go to graduate school for mathematics.”

Undergraduate research is one of the many reasons our students succeed in life beyond Meredith. To learn more about the program, visit

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