Office of Undergraduate Research

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The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is dedicated to supporting students from all disciplines and the faculty that mentor them in research/scholarly activities.

The mission of the OUR is to:

  1. 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,
  2. Foster civic-minded leaders by supporting students and their mentors to engage in local and global community-based research opportunities, and
  3. 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.