GEC Faculty FAQ

Q: What’s motivating students to attend research seminars, is it recommendation letters?

A: It’s undeniable that the possibility of receiving a recommendation letter from our professors attracts some students to participate in the program. However, a lot of students are indeed here for the project-based learning experience. In fact, for many students, the program is their very first project-based learning experience with a professor like you. In their schools, they might be going to lectures with 70 students, and many of them haven’t got the chance to work on their own projects, or write a properly developed academic paper. The knowledge and introduction to research skills offered in the program could be valuable to them and could be a good start for their future studies.