Research Tips & Tools

Explore the tips and tools related to research at UB.

Getting Started in Research

Why should I do research?

Research will help you to go beyond your classroom learning and gain a deeper understanding of your field by giving you hands-on experience and exposing you to current practices and trends within your field. It will allow you to explore potential career paths and develop close relationships with faculty who can serve as references. Participating in out-of-class research will also allow you to grow both personally and professionally by helping you develop skills such as:

  • critical thinking and analytical skills
  • teamwork
  • communication
  • leadership
  • global perspective

You will learn to be an active participant in your education, creating new knowledge and making connections between different disciplines. You will be able to grow your abilities as a scholar and a researcher by using the methods you have learned in the classroom and applying them to real-life situations.

Presenting Your Research

Create a research poster.

Many resources exist that assist you in creating a research poster. Your faculty mentor, graduate students, and others in your department are all experienced in designing and presenting posters and can provide you with guidelines specific to your discipline. In addition, please feel free to browse the following resources:

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