Center for Research, Experiential, Artistic & Transformative Education
Located in the Wright Campus Center, Room 204, CREATE helps administer opportunities for Undergraduate Research (UR) for the students of Austin College. There are several different programs to get involved with research via the classroom or independently, and students can choose from group or individual research projects. Each project will have a mentoring faculty member to guide students through the process and opportunities throughout the year for students to show their work and share their knowledge.
What does Undergraduate Research (UR) mean at Austin College? Any inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student and mentored by a faculty member that includes original intellectual or creative work that is communicated with a scholarly context.
Mission: To advance opportunities, both curricular and co-curricular, for undergraduate students to engage in mentored research, creative inquiry, scholarship, and professional experience throughout the College community. CREATE is the primary campus resource for students and faculty seeking guidance or support related to each of these activities.
Major : Psychology and East Asian Languages and Cultures – Bio: Blair is a senior double majoring in Psychology and East Asian Languages & Cultures. She has been a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Ian MacFarlane for three years and her own research has focused on mental health and services in Japan. Over… [Read More]
Major: Political Science, History, and Spanish – Bio: Brady is a senior at AC from Whitesboro, Texas and I am a triple major in Political Science, History, and Spanish. While at AC I have been an RA, C/L, tour guide, and a Student Assembly representative. Besides my extracurricular involvement on campus I have been able… [Read More]
Major: Physics – Minor: Math and Chemistry – Bio: Amy is a senior majoring in physics and minoring in mathematics and chemistry. From a young age, I was drawn to the stars, and by the time I was a teenager, I knew that I wanted to study astronomy. Knowing how beautiful and mysterious the universe… [Read More]
Major: Biology – Minor: Neuroscience – Bio: George S. Melchor, Jr. graduated from Austin College in January 2017, with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Neuroscience. He originally transferred to Austin College from Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, Texas, in the pursuit of a robust education in the biological sciences. While attending,… [Read More]
Major: Biology & Psychology – Bio: I’m a senior at Austin College originally from Plano, Texas. I have been on the AC women’s soccer team for the past 4 years and became a captain for my senior season. I am also the president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, a class representative on the Student Assembly, a… [Read More]
This event showcases student-faculty collaborative projects and independent student projects undertaken at Austin College, celebrating our students’ outstanding academic endeavors.
Read more about the Austin College Student Scholarship Conference.
The Departmental Honors Program is designed to challenge superior students in their final year of undergraduate study to use their disciplinary training to delve deeper into a topic of interest in the major. The program emphasizes independent investigation and culminates in completion of a bachelor’s thesis or special research project.
Jeffrey Fontana - Director
Celebrations of Undergraduate Research
Check out what our students are doing in their research at Austin College!