University of Southern California


Designing a Scalable Model for Universal Undergraduate Involvement in Research

Who Should Attend

The meeting will be open to all faculty across the university.

Course Description

USC provides rich opportunities for undergraduate research. The fraction of undergraduates at USC doing research (broadly defined to include all aspects of knowledge creation and artistic creation generally recognized as scholarly activity at the university) has risen dramatically over the past two decades.

Is it possible to achieve even broader participation in research by USC undergraduates? Should it be required? Does research participation by undergraduates vary across academic units? Why? What are the barriers to entry? Why do some undergraduates engage in research and others don’t?

This panel will feature select faculty and administrators at USC debating these questions.


Gaurav Sukhatme, Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering


One 2 hour session.

Next Course

November 10, 2010 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Location: Office of Research, CUB 329, UPC

Course Registration

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