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Creative Inquiry + Undergraduate Research


Creative Inquiry (CI) is Clemson University’s unique combination of undergraduate research, experiential learning and cross-disciplinary interactions. Each year, approximately 4,500 undergraduate students in all disciplines engage in approximately 400 team-based multi-semester research projects mentored by faculty, post-doctoral researchers and graduate students. Since 2005, CI more than 65,000 students have engaged in more than 2,000 projects.

In alignment with Clemson Elevate pillars we:

  • Provide experiential learning opportunities to all undergraduates to support the #1 student experience
  • Support research ascension by facilitating undergraduate opportunities to advance research
  • Enable projects to serve the state through community-based research and outreach activities
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Important Dates and Events

    CI + UR Today

    Click below for CI + UR Demographic Information

    CI + UR Events

    Click below for more information about the Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum, Clemson Student Research Forum and other CI + UR Events

    Summer CI + UR

    Click below to learn more about the Summer CI + UR program

    Decipher Magazine

    Click below to check out the Decipher magazine.

    Project Spotlight - Montana Prairie Ecology

    Montana is known for wide open spaces, rugged terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Students in the Montana Prairie Ecology Creative Inquiry, led by Dr. David Jachowski in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, want to take a closer look at these features in order to come to a better understanding of the state’s landscape.

    This Creative Inquiry team travels to the High Meadows Ranch in Montana to do research in the Great Plains as well as experience life on a ranch.

    Read More about Montana Prairie Ecology
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