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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?

Sooner Success

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. 

Mentor Support

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 OUR is holding office hours in the Library from 8:30am-12:00pm on Wednesdays, and we are availible most days and times in our offices on South Campus. Contact us for an appointment!

OUR Spring 2016 Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Research is offering free workshops! We will be holding workshops alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays 5 pm to 6 pm in Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center room 123. All workshops are open to the public, whether your a freshman, senior, or not even enrolled as a student - come join us!

Getting Started in Research

  • Wednesday August 22nd 
  • Thursday September 1st
  • Wednesday September 21st

Poster Presentation Workshop

  • September 7th 
  • September 15th
  • November 10th
  • November 16th

How to Read a Scientific Article

  • September 29th
  • October 5th

Market Your Research

  • October 13th
  • October 19th

Mentored Research and Travel Fund

  • October 27th
  • November 2nd

Summer Research Experience Workshop

  • December 1st
  • December 7th