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
Gain a Competitive Advantage: Attend a Getting Started workshop!
USF to host Council for Undergraduate Research Conference, summer 2016
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
Read what students are saying about participating in undergraduate research including its impact on their undergraduate experience and future endeavors.
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From USF Library News:
University of South Florida students are capable of great things. But occasionally, an ambitious young student will demonstrate such mastery of the research process, and pursue their academic and career goals with such focus, as to bedazzle those around him or her. It is this passionate undergraduate scholar that the Best Use of Library Resources award seeks to find each yea ...more