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Mission

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), a unit of the Pennoni Honors College, was established in the spring of 2010 to support faculty and students who participate in undergraduate research. The purpose of the OUR is to facilitate the collaboration of faculty and students in research, scholarly work, or creative projects through the expansion and development of existing programs, the creation of innovative opportunities for such collaboration both at and beyond the University, and the integration of a culture of research into the educational experience provided by the University. 

The OUR seeks to support the University’s strategic plan goals of enriching the educational experience, promoting a culture of research and scholarship, and promoting a culture of student engagement. These goals are reflected in the OUR’s mission statement and in the programs we support. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research, a unit of the Pennoni Honors College, is to foster student engagement and experiential learning and enrich the educational experience of undergraduate students by promoting research, scholarship, and creative activities through faculty/student mentoring relationships.

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) supports students and faculty who participate in undergraduate research. We are here to promote a culture of research and scholarship throughout the University by assisting students and faculty in finding, conducting, and presenting research at the undergraduate level.