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Research and Creative Projects

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Research and Creative Projects for Undergraduates


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Student Research Benefits

  • Students discover their passion and talents and continue on to successful careers!
  • Research projects can lead to scholarships and/or awards; projects look good on student resumes and  graduate school applications.
  • Research experience allows undergraduate students to better understand published works, learn to balance collaborative and individual work, determine areas of interest, and jump start their careers as researchers.


Info Session: High-Impact Learning - The Key to College Success

Hear from UW Bothell students about their experiences with community-based learning, study abroad, research, and the Collaboratory! These high-impact, hands-on learning practices significantly increase student retention and engagement in college. Filmed Sept 28, 2020.


Find Research at UW Bothell on Database

UW Bothell Research opportunities databaseIf you are looking for ways to enhance your education, pad your resume, or just be a part of amazing projects then visit the UW Bothell Research and Creative Projects Opportunities Database. This database will help you connect with faculty who are actively looking for student researchers.


UW Undergraduate Research Leaders

URL-Tabling-April-20151.jpgUndergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) are a group of outstanding undergraduate researchers from a variety of disciplines. The URLs conduct outreach activities in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Program and are available to share their experiences with other undergraduates. This program is managed by UW Seattle and open to UW Bothell students
Learn more about the URL Program!

Picture caption: URLs Beverly, Billie, and Erica tabling during Admitted Student Preview Days


Undergraduate Journals - Get Published!


Cover of the Crow journal: crows flying with sunset in backThe CROW

The CROW accepts a variety of submission types including research editorials, research papers, abstracts, works in progress, and literature reviews.  Submissions can be a culmination of any research conducted during a student’s time at the University of Washington Bothell.  We accept papers from both undergraduate and graduate students from all schools and programs at UW Bothell.





Clamor is a venue for public expression and creative practice, as our name implies. In light of current events, we decided to showcase works that reflect opinions and identities representing the concerns of our community.  As a student-led publication, our decisions were not made solely based on the content of these works, but on their engagement with their materials.
View the 2021 Issue online.



Fieldnotes cover with mountain landscape in backFieldnotes
A student-ran undergraduate journal from the College of the Environment at UW Seattle. They are focused on highlighting undergraduate research and raising awareness of environmental issues around the Puget Sound area. This journal is produced quarterly with each issue focusing on a different aspect of the environment.

They also have a phenomenal blog to check out!



Screenshot of published student article.UW Bothell student, Angelica Lucchetto, was published in the Autumn 2020 issue with her work on algae communities in lakes at Mount St. Helens. Angelica is in the school of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and worked with professor Avery Shinneman. View her published article (page 6).



Guided Explorations- Research and Creative Projects at UW Bothell

Three students encourage others to find independent studies and research to enhance their educational programs at UW Bothell. Their stories share motivation, curiosity, and a close relationship with a researcher that made the difference in their learning and personal development.


The Power of Mentoring

The impact faculty mentors can make during college is a powerful — as three students from the University of Washington Bothell experienced firsthand. Now alumni, they encourage other students to connect with faculty outside class.

How to Contact Faculty

How to get involved in a Research or Creative Project:

Step 1: Use the opportunities database to find a project that interests you.

Step 2: Email the faculty contact. Example:

Dear Professor Smith,

My name is Jane Doe, and I am a pre-major freshman at UW Bothell. I was intrigued by your research project “Project Title”. I was drawn to this project because ___________. Would it be possible to meet with you to further discuss my potential involvement in your research? I am available these days and times. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jane Doe

Step 3: Check out all scholarship, event, and summer research opportunities.


More Opportunities


""Visit the UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Database. To find UW Seattle opportunities from   visit the UW Research database.


""Find a whole list of research opportunities within the UW system and additional summer opportunities. 


""Visit the scholarships page. These awards allow students to focus more attention and time on their research.