Undergraduate Research

There are many opportunities to work with faculty on research projects—an experience that provides a “laboratory” for developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. For example, three foods, nutrition, and dietetics majors recently teamed with two engineering majors to study the effectiveness of various plastic wraps in protecting refrigerated celery for various lengths of time. This research was presented at Bradley University’s research expo and received two first-place awards. One 2010 undergraduate project was accepted for publication in the Undergraduate Journal, “Qualification of Dietary Mangers in Senior Living Communities.” Kathryn Henry ’10 and Chelsea Schenck ‘10 in Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences.