Much of the work that CIRCLE does leads to publication of scientific research. Our undergraduate research assistants are invaluable in helping us to be a productive research center. Research assistants at CIRCLE gain experience in many aspects of the research process, including participant recruitment, data collection, data analysis, giving presentations, and assisting in write up of study results. Below is a recent list of projects that undergraduates have assisted with at CIRCLE:

  • Analyzing the Effectiveness of Exam Wrappers in Psychology
  • Understanding the Effects of a Social Belonging Intervention in General Chemistry
  • Development and Evaluation of Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies in a Social Psychology Course
  • Examining Concept-Building Approaches in Biology and Physics


If you are an undergraduate interested in research on cognition, learning, or education and would like to gain research experience working at CIRCLE (or know someone who might be interested), please contact Mark McDaniel at, or any of our staff members. If you would like to know what it is like to work at CIRCLE, any of our current research assistants are happy to answer your questions!