When 1,300 students and 900 faculty-staff mentors gather Wednesday to show off the work they've been doing together this year, the projects will include research on self-driving cars, police-involved shootings, diagnostics for cancer treatment-related injuries, and a performance piece celebrating U-M's bicentennial by honoring Ann Arbor.
Laura Vicinanza is using her analytic and research skills, sprinkled with Spanish dialogue, to give a voice to issues of importance to the Hispanic community in southwest Detroit.
More than 3,700 additional U-M undergraduates will get real-world research experience over the next five years through a $1.5 million science, technology, engineering and math education grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Since 1988 more than 15,000 students have participated in high-level research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program in LSA.
For more than 25 years, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program in LSA has offered students a chance to participate in high-level research early in their academic careers.
Since 1988 more than 10,000 first and second-year students have worked on research projects with faculty and research scientists across campus.