The CAA Lab is designed to:
- increase students' knowledge of basic research methodologies and techniques;
- build fundamental skills in data analysis and interpretation;
- develop critical thinking skills for designing, reading and evaluating academic literature;offer a forum to engage in productive dialogue about students' research interests;
- and help first-year students develop skills that will prepare them for future faculty and research positions.
Additionally, the CAA Lab builds a culture of academic engagement and collaboration as students participate in scholarly activities under the supervision of research coordinators, faculty mentors, graduate students and senior McNair
participants. These objectives are also aimed to help first-year students develop relationships and talents to successfully navigate their transition into college.