Boise State has identified exceptional research as a key component of its vision to be a metropolitan research university of distinction. Student participation in research-related endeavors facilitates engaged learning, critical thinking, and application of knowledge. Boise State students have conducted a variety of research projects, in areas ranging from cancer prevention to art history, substance abuse to alternative energy, financial planning to choreography. Boise State is committed to providing opportunities for all students to engage in valuable research that relates locally, nationally, and around the world. Additional student research can be found in the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference collections.