The research project option is ideal if you are curious about a question – and the answer is unavailable or limited in scope in the existing literature that you can find through FIU’s library resources.
Doing a research project consists of proposing a research question, designing a method for answering the question, collecting the necessary data, and presenting your findings. While it can certainly be based on a paper you did for a class, it is more than your standard class essay.
The requirements for this option are:
- Original research design and findings
- Written report, minimum of 10 pages
- Mentored by an FIU faculty advisor
- Presented at or published in any conference or journal (We can help you with this!)
- Topic addressing an international or intercultural issue of global significance
How do I get started?
- See whether there are any opportunities in your academic department to engage in undergraduate research for course credit toward your degree. (examples: Engineering senior project, Honors College ARCH project)
- Identify your research question and a faculty member at FIU to supervise your project.
If needed, we can assist you in finding a faculty mentor for the project. We require that your research project address a global issue. We’re glad to chat with you about how to look at any subject you’re interested in from a global perspective, and welcome questions from all fields – as well as interdisciplinary projects.
Exploring the research option is most efficient when you communicate regularly via email with the Global Learning Medallion program manager.
Please email us at email@example.com if you’d like to propose a research project idea. Do not submit anything via the online MedalTrack portal until the project is complete.