What's your burning question?

What do you care about?

Apply what you learn in the classroom on campus and beyond through undergraduate research. Explore a topic related to your career interest or graduate school. Build skills and experience to strengthen your résumé, to land competitive jobs, or to get into a competitive graduate school. Develop critical-thinking skills and increase your interaction and learning from your professors with one-on-one faculty-mentored research projects.

Many of our students already conduct research, perform on stage, exhibit original artwork, present at conferences, and publish written works. Milligan's RISE Above program will provide more opportunities for more students to participate in these experiences of research and creative expression.

As part of Milligan's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in at least one extensive learning project beyond the classroom before you graduate. Build on your classroom education and explore a topic of real interest to you.

Value. Examine. Create. Share.

RISE Above is designed to move traditional undergraduate students progressively through four major learning principles. In the freshman and sophomore years, building on courses already in place, RISE Above will focus on strengthening connections between knowledge and skill and promoting the inherent value of participating in research. In the junior and senior years, students will be invited to work on independent research projects, mentored by Milligan professors, and present their findings in a public forum.

Research Exploration Events

The Office of Undergraduate Research sponsors events each semester where you'll have the opportunity to learn more about research.

Rise Above: 499 Mentored Research

In a series of independent research courses guided by a Milligan faculty member, you may research and develop an original scholarly or creative work in an area interesting to you and relevant to your major. Read more.

RISE ABOVE Research Conference

Beginning in the spring of 2014, you will be able to present your research at an annual research conference.


Council on Undergraduate Research