Welcome to the Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR)
What is Undergraduate Research?
At USF, undergraduate research is broadly defined as a project that enables individual students or groups of students to pose or work from a defined research question, apply methods of inquiry to generate findings, and share the findings with others through presentation and publication.
Why is Undergraduate Research important?
Engaging in undergraduate research is transformational and highly beneficial to students, faculty and the greater university community. Many studies show that students involved in undergraduate research achieve higher grades, have a deeper understanding of their chosen discipline and are more competitive for jobs, national awards and admission to graduate and professional school.
Did you know?
In a recent poll of employers, 93% said that a candidate’s undergraduate major was less significant than a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively and apply knowledge to real-world problem solving
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OUR Signature Event
A venue for students to present their research.
The OUR gave me a better idea of the possibilities that are out there and helped me realize my potential.
With the help of the OUR, I have recently begun a laboratory research position and I am glad to be working in an environment where I can be a part of the solution. Thanks OUR!
~ Cedric Symonette, biology major
Attend a Getting Started in Undergrad Research workshop to learn how to engage with mentors and to find out about the types of research opportunities available…… . To Register
Nearly 300 students presented during the 2013 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium
Read what students are saying about participating in undergraduate research including its impact on their undergraduate experience and future endeavors.
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View External Summer Opportunities
View USF Summer Opportunities
The following FULLY PAID UG RESEARCH projects are available at BROWN UNIVERSITY this summer. The application deadline is the end of January and the OUR will work with interested students on their applications.
STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT Dwain Pruitt in the OUR (email@example.com ) .
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