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ORU Mission

  • Raise awareness of the value of undergraduate research
  • Encourage undergraduates to embrace a desire to engage in research and creative projects
  • Promote synergistic & interdisciplinary pursuits
  • Recognize the role of research centers and research support entities across campus
  • Showcase undergraduate research, experiential learning, and creative works on Miami's campus and beyond. 

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Miami University 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum (Third consecutive virtual Undergraduate Research Forum since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic).

Director's Letter by Joyce J. Fernandes, Director of Undergraduate Research & Professor of Biology

Wednesday April 20, 2022 we continued, as we have always done, building on a rich tradition, and showcasing scholarly and creative works conducted by our undergraduate students, under the guidance of dedicated mentors (faculty, staff & graduate students). 

The online format of the Undergraduate Research Forum has allowed us to continue providing an opportunity to  engage the wider university community, and more importantly accepted students and alumni, who can catch glimpses of the undergraduate research enterprise at Miami University. The UR Forum event website has allowed attendees and presenters to preview research projects using keywords for discipline and major and to peruse submitted abstracts and “gallery walks” of presentation and poster images.  Read full text of director's letter......

NEW THIS YEAR  Plenary 12:00-12:45p Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research

This panel discussion showcased students and staff from several programs at Miami University that serve the institutional mission of enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. Read the message by Dean Amy Aldous Bergerson, PhD Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Miami's Undergraduate Research Forum Website is a virtual program. Visitors to are invited explore these collaborative faculty-student research projects, including brief descriptions and “gallery walks” of previous presentation and poster images. You can browse projects (presentations), session, discipline, and key terms, or you can use the search icon in the site’s navigation menu to find projects by specific students, faculty, and graduate advisors. Many of these projects involved a team of students. Index of UR 2022 Primary Presenters

This year Miami University's celebration coincided with the National Undergraduate Research week, April 18-22.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Students Connect with the Miami Center for Career Exploration and Success to find internship and experiential learning opportunities through the Handshake tool. 

ORU encourages and supports undergraduate explorations and engagement in research and creative projects. Students look for opportunities in your college:  College of Education Experiential Learning opportunities.   College of Engineering and Computing -Grand Challenges experience. Discover How College of Arts and Science Students Get Involved

All research must comply with Miami University Safe Return to Research Policy Requirements 

Voices - Student Researchers

Graduating senior conducts research in Pseudoscience and Ghost Tours in Mansfield, Ohio

Erin Lindberg started at Miami as an English Education major, but she found that it was an anthropology class that gained her true passion. After officially changing her major, she developed her area of interest as a lifelong fan of spooky stories through her class project, “The Creepiest Thing That Has Ever Happened to You.”