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Undergraduate Research Programs at MCLA

The Undergraduate Research Program encompasses independent scholarly activity by students in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Driven by the many opportunities for interaction between students and faculty, undergraduate research at MCLA has expanded dramatically in recent years. The program supports students with independent study opportunities in many disciplines, small Research and Travel Grants, and a dynamic campus-wide Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) for presenting their work.

Beyond the campus, MCLA is a proud member of COPLAC, the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Each fall MCLA students join with peers from other schools in the Northeast to present at the regional COPLAC Undergraduate Research Conference.

In addition to these opportunities, MCLA students also participate in the Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, held each year in Amherst, and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR); in April, nine MCLA students will present their work at NCUR 2016, hosted by the University of North Carolina Asheville.

For more information, contact Dr. Graziana Ramsden, Director of the Undergraduate Research Program.

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