Involving yourself in undergraduate research adds a dimension to your university experience that will better prepare you for your future.
As a researcher, whether in the lab or field, you will experience discovery and challenges, and learn problem-solving skills beyond those you develop in the classroom or teaching laboratory. As an investigator you will learn to work independently, as well as part of a team. You will improve your oral and written communication skills.
Undergraduate research broadens your skillset and makes you a better candidate for the next step in your educational path.