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College2Youth: Design of Multidisciplinary Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Experience

Published:August 08, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2019.07.009
      Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) provide opportunities for students to implement the scientific process in real-world settings.
      • Russell SH
      • Hancock MP
      • McCullough J
      Benefits of undergraduate research experiences.
      This implementation often moves beyond scientific investigation to the dissemination of results—both to academic and lay audiences. The investigative and experiential components of UREs, as well as the scientific communication exercises, are valuable for developing soft skills, including problem solving, critical thinking, and communication.
      • Kolb DA
      Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development.
      These soft skills are attractive to employers and universities but can often be challenging to develop in a traditional classroom setting.
      • Crawford P
      • Lang S
      • Fink W
      • Dalton R
      • Fielitz L
      Comparative Analysis of Soft Skills: What Is Important for New Graduates?.
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