Conducting original research helps you build the skills to find, analyze, and present evidence. You can focus on a research question or a design-based project with a faculty member. Past projects have included creative apparel design based on historic costumes, a poster presentation on guidelines for developing a kosher kitchen, and developing and testing menu items for food service on campus.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Independent Study and Undergraduate Research
You can register for our independent study or undergraduate research courses, which provide opportunities to complete a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Ask your academic advisor for more information.
Collaborations with Faculty
Our faculty enjoy sharing their research with students. If you're curious about a professor's area of research, ask about pursuing a collaborative project. Or, invite a professor to mentor you while pursing your own ideas.
In the University Honors Program you will complete a thesis to fulfill requirements for the “in Honors” or “Honors Baccalaureate” degrees. It is an excellent opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and to prepare for graduate study or careers requiring advanced research skills.
ACC Research Scholars
Each year the ACC Undergraduate Research Scholars Award Committee offers funding to support the research of highly qualified students.
For more information about how Virginia Tech will award this support, contact:
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
104 Buruss Hall (0717)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Undergraduate Research Institute
- Research Expenses Grant
- Travel Grant for Presentations and Performances
- Faculty Endorsement Form
- Department Research Day Funding
University Office of Undergraduate Research
Presenting Your Research
Publishing Your Research
Each year, the College of Liberal and Human Sciences publishes a student-run undergraduate journal, which often includes submissions from students in the consumer studies, family and consumer sciences, fashion merchandising and design, property management, and residential environments and design majors.