That’s how we describe Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning, our focus on experiential learning. That’s also how you could describe the Hendrix approach to research. Undergraduate research is so much a part of how we teach at Hendrix that it is one of the six categories in which student can earn their three required Odyssey credits.
Even before the Odyssey program began in 2005, many Hendrix students were involved in research, working on projects of their own design or pursuing the interests of their faculty mentors. For many years, Hendrix has sent one of the largest delegations to the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) annual conference where students from across the country present their research projects.
Since the introduction of Odyssey, faculty-student interaction across the disciplines has increased and the number of students presenting their work at national conferences has only grown. Students often accompany faculty members to national conferences to present the results of research they have done together. The experience of presenting at a professional conference can be the capstone of an undergraduate research project and a turning point for a budding scientist, as comments from Hendrix alumni who are featured on this website attest.
We invite you to browse through this site to learn more about the research that Hendrix faculty and students are engaged in and to learn more about the successes of Hendrix graduates who discovered the excitement of uncovering new knowledge and mastering new skills through research. Our research newsroom will be updated through the year, the site will expand beyond its current focus on math and science and we have many more alumni success stories to tell.
So, explore the site, uncover new information, and let the thrill of discovery inspire you.