Undergraduate Research

Engaging in undergraduate research projects, from developing sustainable agriculture practices to optimizing urban environments, allows you to explore real-world challenges and contribute to meaningful solutions. By immersing yourself in research, you can discover your passions and jumpstart your professional journey.

Research Opportunities

Explore research opportunities at the University of Maryland!

Explore research opportunities beyond the University of Maryland!

One of the best ways to get involved in research is to connect with your professors and discuss their current projects. Engaging in conversations with them about their work can open opportunities for collaboration and provide valuable insights into their research fields. 

Draw Inspiration from your Peers!

A Digestible Discovery

Student's Research Finds Fermented Food Waste Creates More Biogas

Read about an example of exemplary student research published in Momentum Magazine

A Digestible Discovery

Discovery and Innovation Night

Discover your peers' research and contributions to the world at this annual event. It showcases students' hard work and provides an opportunity to connect with AGNR students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry professionals.

Discovery and Innovation Night Page

Additional Resources

Office of Undergraduate Research

Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research or browse their website for more information.

Office of Undergraduate Research


Summer Research Opportunities Program

The AGNR Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a partnership between the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) Dean’s Office, AGNR Academic Programs, and The UMD Graduate School. SROP provides underrepresented undergraduate students with an on-campus research experience to establish important relationships with faculty in their respective fields of study and to conduct graduate-level research under the supervision of a renowned AGNR faculty member.  

Students participating in the SROP will spend eight weeks at UMD working closely with AGNR faculty members as part of their research teams. Students are expected to spend about forty hours per week working with their research teams and to be contributing members. Participants will attend weekly seminars to learn more about the graduate school experience, the graduate school application process as well as social activities during their stay. At the end of the eight-week period, students will have produced tangible results from experimental research and will report the results in a special research forum. Participants will also become acquainted with the culture of graduate school and learn what is needed and expected of them as graduate students in their respective discipline.

Summer Opportunities in SOARE