• Garnet and Gold Scholar Society Research

Research Engagement

Research Experiences are sustained scholarly or creative projects developed under the direction of a faculty mentor that culminate in a formal presentation, publication, performance or exhibition. A "sustained project" is one that lasts for a minimum of one semester and typically involves 1-3 hours of academic credit per semester. If the primary research mentor is not a faculty member, there must be a faculty member who approves the project.

Through the Research Experience, students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply research methods appropriate for the student's discipline; and
  • Engage in ongoing critical discussion within their chosen field.

Minimum Criteria

To meet the criteria of the Research Experience, students are expected to complete the following learning activities successfully:

  • A sustained scholarly or creative project under the direction of a faculty mentor (must occur for a minimum of one semester). If the primary research mentor is not a faculty member, there must be a faculty member who approves the project. Examples of such scholarly or creative projects include:

    • Honors in the Major
    • Directed Independent Study (DIS)
    • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
    • Research for an IDEA grant or other undergraduate research award
    • Other opportunities found at cre.fsu.edu
  • The project's formal culmination (thesis defense, formal presentation, publications, performance or exhibition). Opportunities for formal presentation or publication include:

    • Honors in the Major Thesis defense
    • Presentation or Poster at the President's Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence
    • Presentation or Poster at Undergraduate Research Symposium (Spring semester)
    • Presentation at CRE Research Day (Fall semester)
    • Conference presentations such as the ACC Meeting of the Minds or Florida Undergraduate Research Conference
    • Publication in the OWL (http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/owl/ ) or other journals
  • Supporting Courses: Students will upload academic courses from their official university transcript that relate to their research plan.

GGSS students have until the semester following the completion of their Research area reflection to complete the formal culmination. If a student is submitting the Research area reflection in their final undergraduate semester at FSU they must complete the formal culmination either prior to submitting the reflection or by the last day of the semester.

Research Reflection and Evaluation

Utilizing the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society web portal, students will respond to reflection prompts relating to their service experiences. These responses will be evaluated as part of the process of completion of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society Program. Students should have their responses reviewed and, if appropriate, edited prior to submission.