Do you think you MIGHT be interested in research in your field of
study, but are unsure about what that really means? ETSU has a
strong commitment to providing undergraduates with quality research
experiences during their baccalaureate studies. To support your
participation, the Honors College and the Office of Financial Aid have
begun a program that can give students an
opportunity to DISCOVER what RESEARCH is all about in
particular disciplines. By working in close collaboration with
faculty, students participate in research activities and
professional study that offer students the training and knowledge to
become successful in their careers or additional studies.
Research Discovery student-worker positions are assigned to
faculty members in academic departments and are available through
either the Federal Work Study (FWS) or Academic Performance
Scholarship programs. These positions are intended to provide
an early, more informal exposure to research and research skills
appropriate to different fields. Our goal is that, once students
understand the research process, they will consider becoming
involved in a more formal undergraduate research project through
Independent Study or Senior Research Thesis in their area of major
A Research Discovery position guarantees that a student
worker will be working directly with a faculty member in a research
environment, exposed to an on-going research project, and receive
work assignments that will train or strengthen research skills.
Tasks emphasized include (but are not limited to) such things as
library research; general organization duties; computer technology;
laboratory, field, or artistic support tasks. Students may be
required to undergo special training or workshop sessions (included
as required job time) to qualify them for particular duties.
Research Discovery provides a unique opportunity for
undergraduate students in all disciplines to experience academic
life as they use research to explore, expand, and understand their
chosen field of study.
By participating in an undergraduate Research Discovery
student work position you will:
- DEVELOP a one-on-one mentoring relationship with an ETSU
- ENHANCE critical skills in communication, independent
thinking, creativity, and problem solving,
- LEARN how research is accomplished and how it contributes to
expanding our fields of knowledge, and
- PARTICIPATE directly in the University’s mission of
scientific discovery, scholarly activity and artistic creation.
participating departments and faculty sponsor)
Check with the Student
Worker database on the ETSU
Office of Financial
website or talk with your professor or department chair to find out
more about Research Discovery opportunities in your field.