Research on Research to Enter its Sixth Year

Article by Liv Gjestvang
Originally published in a different format

Research on Research, or "R2", is a summer program that brings undergraduate students into the world of university research. Since its inception six years ago, this program has received national attention at conferences highlighting innovative research and technology.

In the R2 program, faculty and full-time undergraduate students collaborate on team-based research projects, creating interactive online portfolio’s highlighting their work. Past R2 projects include the reinforcement of concrete columns, documentation of new media and writing studies, improvement of cancer drugs by organic synthesis, the use of metamaterials to block cell phone signals, the effects of online gaming, and the socioeconomic and nutritional importance of grasshoppers in rural Oaxaca, Mexico.

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