Bowdoin, Others, Recognized For Value of Undergraduate Research (Inside Higher Ed.)

Elizabeth Stemmler

Some members of the scientific community are skeptical when it comes to the value of undergraduate research, according to Inside Higher Education. They often regard this type of research as only being beneficial for the student.

“Such biases could not be more misguided,” said the article, citing a recent study out of Trinity College documenting numerous cases of undergraduate institutions making real academic advances in the field of analytical chemistry. Among the examples mentioned is Bowdoin’s Elizabeth Stemmler, the James Stacy Coles Professor of Natural Sciences.

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