At Lipscomb University we are committed to providing opportunities for you to reach your full potential in all areas – including undergraduate research and creative inquiry.
Undergraduate research and creative inquiry are high impact educational experiences for our students. To increase these experiences, Lipscomb University is an enhanced member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). CUR defines undergraduate research as: A mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge. At Lipscomb, we believe in empowering and shaping students to be producers of knowledge and art!
From your very first day on-campus, you have the opportunity to engage in on-campus research, with numerous opportunities available for active participation across all disciplines. For many of our students, the culmination of their research and creative work is the Student Scholars Symposium (SSS) which is a Lipscomb-wide academic showcase of both undergraduate and graduate research and creative inquiry. Beyond SSS, our students present at regional, national, and even international academic conferences. As a perk, students in the Honors College who have participated in a research or creative experience are able to present at an academic conference with financial assistance.
Research Opportunities at Lipscomb
At Lipscomb, you can begin participating in academic research from your first days on campus. Hands-on undergraduate research and creative experiences, state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated and intentional faculty prepare and support you to make impactful contributions in your own field of study. No matter the discipline, you are encouraged to explore the ways in which you can discover new knowledge to make the world a better place.
Student Scholars Symposium
The Student Scholars Symposium (SSS) is an annual celebration of the creative and scholarly works of Lipscomb students and is an interdisciplinary event representing the diversity of academia that makes up Lipscomb. We invite a wide range of contributions, including empirical research presentations, original poetry, music, and theater performances, as well as displays of artistic and scientific work. Learn more about joining Lipscomb's Student Scholars Symposium.
Value of Undergraduate Research
Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty
Increases retention and persistence in one’s major
Increases enrollment in graduate education and provides effective career preparation
Students develops skills such as complex problem solving, cognitive flexibility, creativity, emotional intelligence, judgement and decision making, management, and collaboration