Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

About OURCS

What Exactly Does OURCS Do?

  • We serve as an informational resource for both students and faculty who are interested in undergraduate research and creative scholarship.
  • We offer workshops on research-related topics (e.g., how to write an abstract, how to make a presentation poster).
  • We host discussion groups on topics relevant to students and faculty who are engaged in undergraduate research and creative scholarship (e.g., how to become involved in the process).
  • We coordinate new grant programs that distribute funds for undergraduate research and creative scholarship and for student presentation travel. (Faculty are referred to the Office of Sponsored Research [OSR] for additional funding to support their projects.)
  • We host on-campus symposia (e.g., Student Research Symposium in the fall and the Festival of Scholars in the spring) and coordinate off-campus opportunities (e.g., SCCUR).
  • We lobby for additional support for students and faculty involved in undergraduate research and creative scholarship.
  • We assist in the planning and hosting of on-campus conferences that focus on undergraduate research and creative scholarship.
  • We help faculty identify how undergraduate research and creative scholarship can engage students in their discipline.
  • We disseminate information about undergraduate research and creative scholarship opportunities.
  • We celebrate and publicize undergraduate research and creative scholarship through our Website.
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