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Research Exploration Academy

The mission of the Research Exploration Academy is to enhance the undergraduate research experience at UB. This Academy embraces the diversity of interests and people on campus and helps prepare undergraduate students for future research endeavors and provides avenues for development of leadership skills.

One of the best assets of a large research university like UB is the ability to experience cutting-edge research. “Research” isn’t exclusively pursued in the realm of “science.” Physicists and biologists conduct research, but so do historians and scholars of English literature. The Research Academy experience introduces students to the various ways research is conducted at UB and encourages them to pursue their own research opportunities.

The Research Exploration Academy is an inclusive and diverse community of student and faculty scholars that fosters and rewards creativity and collaboration. Under the direction of Academic Director, Dr. Jim Jensen, Professor, Department of Civic, Structural and Environmental Engineering, students:

  • Develop their own working definition of “research”
  • Improve critical and constructive thinking skills
  • Understand the ethics involved in conducting research
  • Identify UB departments and schools where active research is conducted
  • Learn to utilize UB library resources to conduct research using available literature
  • Utilize new advances in technology and the world wide web to effectively conduct research
  • Critically evaluate popular literature as it reports on results of research

Last updated: April 07, 2014 9:39 am EST