Undergraduate Research

Small-group research is a hallmark of a UM-Dearborn education.

At UM-Dearborn, you’ll have opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research projects, working side-by-side in small groups with professors who are renowned in their fields. Research opportunities often begin as early as your first year. Students have traveled to Taiwan to study the mating behavior of spiders and to West Virginia to work on a documentary film, used virtual reality to help researchers replicate the sensation of being in a vehicle while assorted driving scenarios are occurring, worked with an interdisciplinary nanomedicine team to develop personalized therapies for glioblastoma and pediatric brain injuries, and more.  What will you explore?