Research at Mizzou

Image shows Prof. Anand Chandrasekhar looking at a small aquarium with zebrafish

Professor Anand Chandrasekhar uses zebrafish to study the molecular mechanisms that underly neuronal development in vertebrates

MU is designated “Doctoral/Research Extensive” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. We offer students more academic power and advantages that comes with its status as both a top-level research institution and a land-grant university. And with the global demand for mathematicians, engineers, technologists, scientists and health care professionals on the rise, MU helps meet that demand with more research opportunities, strong interdisciplinary campus culture, and collaborations with educational, governmental and corporate entities.

Over the past decade, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized MU as having the fastest federally funded growth rate of all public AAUs. According to the NSF data, about 1,200 MU graduate students receive externally-funded stipends that total nearly $9 million annually. MU ranks 14th in the world among universities for plant science research. With 120 plant scientists, 18 agricultural research centers statewide and MU Extension innovations for farmers, Mizzou is improving global food security. MU fosters an entrepreneurial culture where students own their intellectual property, manage an angel investment fund supported by the Kauffman Foundation, participate in the Entrepreneurship Alliance talent incubator, and win venture and pitch competitions (excerpt from Mizzou grad school website)

Undergraduate Research Program

The Office of Undergraduate Research was established to:

  • Facilitate collaboration among existing undergraduate research programs;
  • Promote undergraduate research to internal and external audiences;
  • Encourage new initiatives to create and enhance undergraduate research opportunities.

Unlike most classroom experiences, undergraduate research programs at Mizzou allow students to explore the unknown through hands-on work with faculty mentors.

The Office of Undergraduate Research organizes the MU Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum each spring and summer. All Mizzou students who have conducted independent research, and who have a faculty sponsor/recommendation, may participate. Students present their research in various formats including oral presentations, poster sessions,performances, scholarly and creative work, and art displays. (excerpt from Office of Undergraduate Research website)

See some of the projects our student researchers are working on here!

To learn more about research opportunities at Mizzou and information on our 10+ research facilities visit Research at Mizzou

University of Missouri J-Bot "Drone" class taught by Professor Bill Allen practices flying quad copters and other remote controlled aerial craft to pioneer efforts in applying their usage to journalism.

University of Missouri J-Bot “Drone” class taught by Professor Bill Allen practices flying quad copters and other remote controlled aerial craft to pioneer efforts in applying their usage to journalism.

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Student participating in research project

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