PURA is in need of about 80 graduate students or postdocs to help in reviewing the PURA Applications for Fall 2013. Each reviewer will be responsible...
Research opportunities are one of the greatest strengths of the HTS program. All HTS majors are involved in research projects as part of their required research methods class and research seminars.
In addition, HTS students undertake independent research projects for either credit or pay. These projects are individually supervised by faculty members or appropriate people in the community.
Interested in doing research but don't know where to start? The UROP Undergraduate Research Opportunity Database is the place to go. Students can search for research projects by college, school, or faculty mentor name, and new projects are being added all the time.
Many HTS students have secured funding to conduct and present individual research through Georgia Tech’s President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA), awarded by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Students who qualify may also choose to complete an honors thesis, an option particularly useful for students continuing on to graduate school, law school, or other post-graduate education.
Finally, the School of History, Technology, and Society also participates in the Research Option plan, offered by UROP. Research Option offers students the opportunity for a substantial, in-depth research experience. It offers students a taste for what long-term research can be like and provides extensive experience not found within a typical course setting. Students are strongly encouraged at the end of their experience to work with their faculty mentor to develop a journal publication or conference presentation on the research in addition to the actual thesis. Requirements for participation in the Research Option include: completing at least 9 hours of undergraduate research, at least 6 of which are on the same topic (3 hours from a required HTS seminar count towards the RO, giving HTS majors an advantage), writing a research proposal, taking the classes LCC 4701 and 4702 (Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing and Undergraduate Research Thesis Writing), and completing the thesis.
For more details on the Research Option, visit the UROP website.
To download a Powerpoint presentation on the Research Option, click here.
To download the Certificate of Research Option Approval form, used at the completion of an RO project, click here.