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Student Research & Creative Activity

Conducting research is an important part of the college and graduate school experience, offering many benefits which include:

Fostering critical thinking and analytical skills through hands-on learning
Defining academic, career and personal interests
Expanding knowledge and understanding of a chosen field outside of the classroom
Developing one-on-one connections with distinguished faculty in their field 
Building community with peers, faculty and organizations on- and off-campus

Georgia Southern University is an emerging research institution that not only depends on the expertise of faculty researchers but also the dynamic ideas and creativity of its students. At GS, undergraduate and graduate students pursue investigation, inquiry, and creative expression across the institution.

Students are able to take advantage of individual research projects in their area of interest, execute research projects as part of their class curriculum or support research efforts of faculty members.

Student research focuses on conducting experiments, analyzing data, interpreting a text or a work of art within an historical and cultural context, making connections, exploring meaning, or uncovering contradictions. Performing independent research allows students to develop their own original ideas and present them to a wider audience; they become producers, not just consumers, of knowledge. There are countless opportunities in each college and department to be involved in the innovative research happening at Georgia Southern University.


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University Research News

Last updated: 6/29/2021