Research for First-Year Students

Thanks to the Dietrich School's First Experiences in Research program, you can gain meaningful, hands-on research experience in your very first year. And we’re not just talking about white coat, test tube, science lab research. Research projects with Pitt’s world-renowned faculty are available across all disciplines. In the spring of 2016, more than 400 undergraduates performed research with expert faculty members from across all fields and disciplines.

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Debunking the Myths of Undergraduate Research

Did you know? Pitt students can begin conducting hands-on research as early as their freshman year. In fact, in spring 2016, more than 400 undergraduates performed research with expert faculty members. Yet many misconceptions still exist about undergraduate research. Check out Amanda's story.