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Undergraduate Research Program


The UGRP integrates the University's teaching and research missions through the creation and facilitation of faculty/student research partnerships. Select from the appropriate picture box below to learn more about the UGRP and all the opportunities waiting for you.


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Katie Nixon from Byron Michigan, is using her UGRP study grant to research the effects of the "DuneStepper" on recreational runners. The study is searching for evidence of improved overall balance after using the exercise device.
As part of her Undergraduate Research Program project (UGRP), Erica L Behnfeldt, of Fenton, MI, is researching on the effects that microplastics in the environment could affect single-celled organisms.
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Saginaw Valley State University


SVSU students address the needs of local and global communities through the integration of meaningful service and traditional instruction that incorporates reflection and critical thinking to enrich the learning experience. 

Saginaw Valley State University

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Dr. Rebecca Schlaff


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Saginaw Valley State University
Undergraduate Research Program
7400 Bay Road, Wickes Hall 314
University Center, MI 48710