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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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ORU Summer Term Virtual Workshop Series - Invitation to Attend. Open to All interested students, faculty, staff and the public  Thursdays 3:15-4:00p.  
Series #1 Communicating Research to Public Audiences [Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 5, Sep 9]
Series #2 Professional Development Workshops to introduce undergraduate researchers to Miami Resources [Aug 12] 

27th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum Miami's signature event showcased accomplishments of our undergraduate student researchers, their faculty and grad student mentors engaged in research collaborations. The event also featured panel sessions. Getting Started with Undergraduate Research, Research during the Pandemic, Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences and Rrelevance of Undergraduate Research for Careers.

CAS students tackle interdisciplinary COVID-19 research at Miami's annual Undergraduate Research Forum  May 6, 2021 CAS News Story by Hanna Reams and Emma Boggess, College of Arts & Science Communications Interns

"The 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum, held on April 21 over Zoom, featured over 500 Miami student researchers giving a total of 220 presentations. With support from their faculty mentors, students presented their year-long research projects that were conducted in a variety of disciplines and approaches, such as community projects, independent studies, service-learning projects, and creative projects. Of the nearly 200 research projects led by students in the College of Arts and Science, at least 14 were focused on COVID-19. From geography to biochemistry to public health, here is a sampling of how CAS students took on the many different facets of the pandemic over the past year...."

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Miami Students You Are Invited! to join the ORU for Zoom Meetings this summer.  

Registration is required for these Zoom Workshops.

Thur Aug 5 [4-5:00p] Communicating Research with public/non-disciplinary audiences: why does it matter? 
Register for the Aug 5th

Sep 09: "Communicating Research with public/non-disciplinary audiences- Effective Strategies"
Register for Sep 9th

ORU encourages and supports undergraduate explorations and engagement in research and creative projects. All Miami students are invited to learn more about getting involved. Through our efforts, we hope to increase participation in undergraduate research and raise awareness of the opportunities at Miami University. See How CAS Students Get Involved

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