Student interns working in the ADDFab Core Facility at UMass Amherst.

Student Research

The Core Summer Internship Program offers undergraduates hand-on research experience in state-of-the-art labs along with soft-skills training.

UNDERGRADS ARE IN ON THE ACTION

As the Commonwealth's flagship public research university, UMass Amherst offers students unparalleled support, top facilities, and opportunities for meaningful research collaborations with leading faculty, multi-industry companies, and technology clusters in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

Keep up with the latest in research and innovation from UMass Amherst through our quarterly REVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH e-newsletter.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION

35

Goldwater Scholars

134

Fulbright Scholars

16

Boren Awards

A WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITY

In addition to research through courses, students can also work in faculty labs and participate in research and scholarly opportunities on and off campus throughout the year, international programs, internships and co-ops, and more.

Photolithography process

In Sarah Perry's microfluidics course, students get hands-on research experience with real-world applications.

Seanne Clemente, graduate student, in greenhouse at UMass.

UMass Amherst graduate student Seanne Clemente is investigating whether bumble bees can use plants to “self-medicate.”

Rising Researcher trophies

The Rising Researcher program recognizes undergraduate students who excel in research, challenge their intellect, and exercise exceptional creativity. Meet these talented students whose research is already making a difference in the worlds of policy, medicine, and technology.

By participating in research, scholarship, and creative activity, undergraduates have an opportunity to tackle challenging problems and push the frontiers of a field. They also have their overall educational experience, and personal development, enhanced in innumerable ways. The Fall 2022 Rising Researchers felt their work gave purpose to their classroom learning. They were better prepared and more willing to engage in class. They also developed important soft skills—like critical thinking, creativity, time management, collaboration, communication, and learning from failure—and confidence in themselves as scientists and scholars. As they grew increasingly skilled and independent, they even stepped up to mentor other up-and-coming researchers.