Reviewing the research

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton listens to senior Sarah Swinford speak about her internship at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University during the fall Undergraduate Research Symposium Oct. 13 in the Arts & Sciences Laboratory Sciences Building Rettner Gallery. More than 110 undergraduate students showcased their research projects with poster presentations and visual and oral presentations during the event. “Undergraduate research is not just a means to get into graduate school anymore,” said Henry Biggs, Ph.D., associate dean in Arts & Sciences and director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “It’s a remarkable tool for going into business or any number of other fields. The research projects that undergraduates have completed in the past have proved instrumental in launching those students down great paths. Employers know the rigor involved in completing a full-blown research project, and it can make a student very attractive to a future employer.”