Undergraduate Research Committee

 Faculty attending a workshop in the Humanities Center
 Students in Aimin Wang's statistics class
Jose Burdalo teaching
 Rod Northcutt at a sculpture exhibit


The functions of the Undergraduate Research Committee are to:

  • promote quality research experiences for undergraduate students by advocating policies and procedures, encouraging undergraduate research, providing input on publicity through University Communications and Marketing, and increasing quality and recognition of undergraduate research accomplishments;
  • encourage faculty/student research; 
  • promote research-based courses across disciplines; 
  • publicize available funding opportunities; 
  • evaluate student proposals for small grant research funding and to award undergraduate research grants; 
  • advise the Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education on matters relating to undergraduate research at the University; 
  • assist in the identification and procurement of external funding sources for undergraduate research; and 
  • report regularly to the University Senate.


  • Eight (8) faculty members, at least one (1) of whom shall be a member of University Senate and including at least one member from each of the academic divisions, with attention to ensuring that the University’s graduate programs are represented: 
    • College of Arts and Science
    • College of Creative Arts
    • College of Engineering and Computing
    • College of Education, Health, and Society
    • Farmer School of Business
    • College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science
  • They should also reflect the following disciplines with two (2) faculty members per disciplinary group:
    • Applied sciences and natural sciences
    • Business, education, and social sciences
    • Humanities and creative arts
  • Three (3) undergraduate student members nominated according to a procedure established by the Associated Student Government.
    • One (1) of the student members shall serve one-year terms.
    • Two (2) of the student members shall serve two-year terms.
  • Two (2) graduate students serving two-year terms.
  • Two (2) ex officio nonvoting members: 
    • The Director of Research for Undergraduates or their designee.
    • The Vice President for Research and Innovation or their designee. 



Term ends August 2024

Term ends August 2025

Term ends August 2026

Undergraduate Students

One-year Term ending May 2024

Two-year Term ending May 2024

Two-year Term ending May 2025

Graduate Student

Ex officio nonvoting members