Be a part of the next big discovery.

At Temple, you’re part of a community always seeking solutions to make this world a better place. As an R1 research institution, our undergraduate students have many opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research and innovation. And, undergraduate research offers many benefits that can help you here at Temple, and wherever you end up after graduation. 

You’ll collaborate with peers on important initiatives, form meaningful and long-lasting mentorships with faculty members, and learn skills you can apply in the real world.

Discover ways to get involved in undergraduate research and read about the cutting-edge research happening right now and every day at Temple.

Research Opportunities and Scholarships

Temple students have worked for the Philadelphia Eagles and at the Cannes Film Festival, studied Arabic in Oman, and built houses in Appalachia. They’ve presented at conferences, published in academic journals, and premiered music and dance in cities around the globe. 

Temple’s research and scholar programs are one more way we give students a real-world education and help them prepare for life after graduation. Learn more about some of our research opportunities and scholarships and see how to get involved.

Leading the Way

Many students have embarked on a variety of research opportunities at Temple. Here, you can learn about a few of the experiences and discoveries made by our students.

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Morgan Rollings

College of Engineering ’21

Bioengineering major Morgan Rollings ’21 received the Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship Program grant to start a new multidisciplinary student organization: Temple Prosthetics and Orthotics. The group works together to research, design and develop prosthetics for people—and puppies—in need.

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Tyler Doudrick ’20, Megha Patel ’21 and Alex Perez ’20

College of Science and Technology

Three computer and information science students created software to increase efficiency for a North Philadelphia job preparedness program. Although only working and meeting in virtual spaces, these students were able to find groundbreaking results for a real-life client.

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Scott Blender

College of Liberal Arts ’24

As a high school senior, Blender co-founded the Coronavirus Visualization Team (CVT), a crowdsourced effort by students across the globe participating in research and data visualization. Now, the Penn Valley native is using the resources available through Temple’s LaunchPad to move his company forward.

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Lauryn Edmondson

Klein College of Media and Communication ’20

Lauryn Edmondson and four of her Klein classmates conducted research on historically undercounted groups and mobilized the Temple-area community as part of the national Bateman Competition, designed to encourage students and undercounted groups to participate in the 2020 Census.

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Paige Randazzo

College of Liberal Arts ’17

During a winter break trip to northern Oman, Temple anthropology student Paige Randazzo was part of a group that uncovered skeletal remains of a child from a stone tomb atop a cliff on the Arabian Peninsula.

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