Report: Undergraduate research experiences for STEM students: Successes, challenges, and opportunities

A new report (free to download) from the National Academies, edited by Gentile et al., provides insights into how undergraduate research experiences (UREs) enhance and support undergraduate education, whether they are faculty-mentored lab or field-based research or research embedded in a course. This report describes many forms of URE with recommendations for how to design and assess them. It further elaborates on the role of funding agencies and national policies, and addresses the needs and benefits of UREs for both students and faculty. National Academies Press