Research-rich learning

How can a research-rich environment enhance undergraduate science education for both science majors and non-majors? Research can enter the curriculum in many ways, including independent research in faculty laboratories, projects in laboratory courses, small-group independent student projects, and research-project courses for beginning students and non-majors. Effective research attitudes also characterize effective teaching strategies: collaboration, investigation, skepticism project-orientation, open-endedness, and continual learning of new skills and concepts as they are needed.