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Empowering exploration!  Being an undergraduate at OU means you can make intellectual and creative contributions to your chosen field of study. By participating in research with faculty members, engaging in research in a lab, or contributing to the creative process in a studio, you empower your learning and experience to go beyond the classroom and begin your exploration of the world.

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As an undergraduate researcher, you are getting a start on your professional development. The research that you complete must be communicated to the public and other researchers. You will develop your communication skills and look for ways to present and publish your work.

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Want to see what fellow Sooner Researchers have accomplished? Want to share your accomplishments and achievements?

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Mentoring undergraduate students through the process of research and creative activities is challenging and rewarding! Find resources to help support your efforts, whether you are experienced or a novice. 

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What is Undergraduate Research?

Undergraduate Research (UR) is mentored intellectual engagement using established scholarly processes to make a meaningful contribution to a project, question, or problem, where the outcomes are presented or performed with review, critique or judgment, and both the process and product are based upon disciplinary standards. The work will be at least partially novel, but may result in a preliminary product, a partial solution, or additional questions for future investigation.

What does the Office of Undergraduate Research do?

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) strives to involve all University of Oklahoma students in research and creative projects sometime during their academic career. Towards this goal, the OUR supports all campus faculty, staff, and students in their endevors to include research and creative projects as part of their learning and curriculum. If there is something we can do for you, please contact us!

OUR Office Hours

The Office of Undergraduate Research has office hours on main campus!

Come by the Bizzell Library, in the Collaborative Learning Center, to chat about research.  We will be there Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Can't make it then? Contact us for an appointment!

OUR Spring 2016 Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Research is offering free workshops! We will be holding workshops every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:20pm in Adams 112. All workshops are open to the public, whether your a freshman, senior, or not even enrolled as a student - come join us!

Want to find out about research but unsure where to start? Come to this workshop and find out! We will be covering topics such as what is research, the importance of undergraduate research, how to find an opportunity, available funding sources, and more! All students – freshmen to senior – are welcome. Particular attention will be paid to what you can do given your specific needs, time, and where you are in your collegiate career.

NOW is the time to start considering what you will be doing for the next summer. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are some of the best ways to get real world experience in your chosen discipline. You will make contacts in your field, the REU will look great on a resume or graduate application, and you will usually get paid to participate! Join us for this workshop to find out how you can get involved in an REU this next summer.

You’ve done some research, now you need to publicize your findings! Going to a conference and presenting a poster is one of the best ways to get your research known to people in your field. Come find out some dos and don’ts when creating a poster. We will also talk about how to present your poster to others. Have you presented a poster? Come share your experiences with your fellow researchers!

Want to find out about research but unsure where to start? Come to this workshop and find out! We will be covering topics such as what is research, the importance of undergraduate research, how to find an opportunity, available funding sources, and more! All students – freshmen to senior – are welcome. Particular attention will be paid to what you can do given your specific needs, time, and where you are in your collegiate career.

You’ve done some research, now you need to publicize your findings! Going to a conference and presenting a poster is one of the best ways to get your research known to people in your field. Come find out some dos and don’ts when creating a poster. We will also talk about how to present your poster to others. Have you presented a poster? Come share your experiences with your fellow researchers!

Want to find out about research but unsure where to start? Come to this workshop and find out! We will be covering topics such as what is research, the importance of undergraduate research, how to find an opportunity, available funding sources, and more! All students – freshmen to senior – are welcome. Particular attention will be paid to what you can do given your specific needs, time, and where you are in your collegiate career.

Whether you are just starting college or will be graduating soon, you will likely need to read a scientific paper at some point. They can be hard to read, but we can help! This workshop is designed to help you navigate the various sections of a paper to understand what the author(s) are conveying. Though some discussion will concern the results section of an article, this workshop will not be teaching any specific statistics.

Research is messy. When you are designing and carrying out your own research, or participating in research activities in a lab, it is important to be mindful of ethical considerations. This workshop is meant to augment the CITI Training available through the OU IRB Office. We will have some case studies to consider and have an open discussion about some ethical decisions you may have come across.

This workshop is open to all and you do not have to actively be doing research to participate. This workshop is mandatory for LSAMP students.

You’ve done some research, now you need to publicize your findings! Going to a conference and presenting a poster is one of the best ways to get your research known to people in your field. Come find out some dos and don’ts when creating a poster. We will also talk about how to present your poster to others. Have you presented a poster? Come share your experiences with your fellow researchers!

Want to find out about research but unsure where to start? Come to this workshop and find out! We will be covering topics such as what is research, the importance of undergraduate research, how to find an opportunity, available funding sources, and more! All students – freshmen to senior – are welcome. Particular attention will be paid to what you can do given your specific needs, time, and where you are in your collegiate career.