Students are encouraged to explore the opportunities available in the department of their major for undergraduate research. In a variety of formats—on-campus or off-campus, as a paid internship or for academic credit—Hendrix students may participate in faculty-directed research projects. As a part of the undergraduate experience, student research is an instructional format providing first-hand understanding of methods through which knowledge is gained in a particular field. These projects often lead to the presentation of results at departmental colloquia or seminars, state or regional meetings, or the annual sessions of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Students interested in these opportunities should consult with their faculty advisors or the chairs of the major departments.