Research and creative work give you an opportunity to ...
Actively conducting research or creative works in an academic area of interest comes with its own challenges, and completion of research and creative works reflects problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, inquiry/methodology strategies, and ingenuity that cannot be acquired from textbooks alone. Hands-on research and creative works allow students to apply and expand on what they have learned in the classroom while pursuing their passions. Students undertaking research or creative works also learn to use their time wisely, manage budgets and leverage existing resources – all useful “real life” skills.
Projects that are unique to a student’s vision contribute to the wealth of collective knowledge that UH Mānoa has accrued through years of innovative research and creative works. More importantly, taking part in research or creative works means participating in a vision of actively addressing problems and presenting solutions for a better future.
Undergraduate research and creative works allow students’ resumes and CVs to stand apart from the crowd and demonstrate initiative in developing skills relevant to their area of study. Additionally, students who present their research or creative works at professional conferences gain valuable experience while making essential connections with those in their academic field.