The mission of the OUR is to:
- Enhance the educational experience by supporting faculty to develop and lead co- and extracurricular research/scholarly activities that involve undergraduates in knowledge creation and dissemination,
- Foster civic-minded leaders by supporting students and their mentors to engage in local and global community-based research opportunities, and
- Equip students with the work-skills required in the 21st century workplace by supporting collaborative and inter-disciplinary student-faculty research teams.
Underlying our mission is a commitment to equity and access to ensure that all students are able to participate in and benefit from research/scholarly activities and scholarships/awards.
The OUR was established and is currently supported through a generous grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation and by individual donors.