Planning to do research Fall 2021? Start by reaching out to faculty mentors. You and your faculty mentor can then have a conversation about whether you will collaborate in-person, remotely, or a combination of both.

Office Mission

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts (Office of URSA) provides a range of resources to ensure that students who engage in research find meaning in these experiences. We encourage high-quality, effective mentoring by providing professional development opportunities and awards to graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty who mentor undergraduates in research. In doing so, we encourage mentors to maintain an authentic interest in their students and support undergraduate researchers holistically.

Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry is fundamentally a pedagogical approach to teaching and learning. With an emphasis on process, CUR defines undergraduate research as: A mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge.

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Benefits of Engaging

Undergraduate research experiences promote student engagement in ways that traditional classroom instruction cannot. Faculty mentors can help students build confidence, develop problem-solving skills, refine career interests, and facilitate important connections for graduate school or employment after graduation.