The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research is to:
- enhance the educational experience by supporting faculty to develop and lead co- and extracurricular research opportunities 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 activities and scholarships.
OUR was established and is currently supported through a generous grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation and by individual donors.