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OUR Mission

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards provides support, resources, and research opportunities for undergraduate students through faculty-mentored research programs. We also provide guidance for seeking out and applying to competitive fellowships and major awards. 

Research enables you to work one-on-one in collaboration with a faculty mentor, and to contribute to original scholarship at the undergraduate level. By participating in our research programs, you will:

  • become a more flexible and creative critical thinker
  • contribute to your academic discipline
  • develop and hone your leadership and collaboration skills
  • contribute to your professional growth and advancement, better preparing you for life upon graduation

Of students who participated in OURMA mentored research projects, 97% believe their research experience benefitted their education and enhanced their academic success, increased the competitiveness of their graduate/professional school applications and proved to be personally and intellectually gratifying.