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Welcome to REACH
This competitive program, open to all disciplines, offers 20 grant awards each year to students working on an independent research project with a faculty mentor. REACH also sponsors the University's annual Undergraduate Research Forum, held in late March or early April, in which students present posters describing their research projects. We also publicize and promote other undergraduate research opportunities (see below) via this web site, by producing an informational brochure, and by publishing an annual tabloid describing some of SIUC's many undergraduate research accomplishments and awards over the past year.
On this site:
- Get information about STLAURS, St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium
- Learn more about REACH Awards and the Forum.
- Read or get copies of REACH publications.
- Meet some undergraduate researchers, get a recap of recent research news, and read about some faculty projects that include undergrads as part of the team.
- Check out the other funding opportunities and research resources we've compiled.
- Find out about SIUC's research centers, many of which work with students.
- REACH recipients can obtain information about program requirements and deadlines.
Undergraduates are integral to research at SIUC. Besides earning REACH awards, they take part by participating in SIUC's Research Rookies program, McNair Scholars program, or University Honors program; working as undergraduate research assistants; doing special class projects; taking independent-research credit hours; winning on- or off-campus research internships; and more.
Why do research? Through research, many undergrads at SIUC are gaining invaluable experience for the future, whatever their discipline. We invite you to join them.
- The 2013 Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Award application period has ended. Submissions are currently being reviewed. Announcement of the recipients of the REACH awards for the 2013-2014 academic year is open to the public and will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., in the Student Center Ballrooms, as a part of the Undergraduate Research Forum. Click here for more information on the Forum.