Students' scientific gains were assessed via the SURE survey and compared to those reported by UBRP students.
UBRP students had the highest learning gains in 16 of the 21 items assessed.
groups reported higher gains than the UBRP group in working independently.
students and in four out of six areas compared to UBRP students.
had the weekly structured professional development seminars that were part of UBRP (a domestic, undergraduate research program), and this is reflected in their scientific learning gains.