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  • 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 Newsletter December 2022
Feb 16, 2023 MUCAT: Design Innovation Challenge Call for Proposals from Interdisciplinary Teams

Undergraduate Research Opportunity. MUCAT Design Innovation Challenge theme: Assistive Technology for neurological and/or orthopedic disabilities.  The MUCAT competition has a dedicated Canvas page for undergrads to get competition details, discuss ideas with interested others, find out how to become a team member.  Proposals will be submitted by interdisciplinary teams (no limit to the number of team members, but each team must include at least one student from CEC and one from an academic division other than CEC and is required to have a faculty mentor who will write a letter of support describing the planned mentorship. Reach out to if your team has trouble identifying a faculty mentor.

Complete the general information survey to gain access the Canvas page. When you are added you will explore details about the benefits of this competition, forming/joining a team, finding a faculty mentor, the proposal requirements and judging, etc.  Email questions to

Feb 24, 2023 Undergraduate Summer Scholars Research Program Application Deadline

USS 2023 Program Guidelines 

Undergraduate Summer Scholars Individual Faculty Mentorship Program for Miami University Sophomores and Juniors. By designed the USS program provides an individual student an opportunity for one-on-one interactions with a faculty mentor as a means of learning more about the intellectual processes of a discipline. A total of 105 USS Research Fellowships are available for summer 2023.  Request the USS 2023 Application as [MS Word] document from

The individual student is responsible to find an eligible Miami faculty mentor(s) to jointly created the research project and the application. Selected students must carry out the mentored research project during Summer Term dates (May 16 - Aug 4, 2023).   

Explore a few Undergraduate Summer Scholars 2022 Stories

Psychology senior explores the efficacy of psilocybin for depression treatment

Jon Sciortino ‘23 works in Dr. Matthew McMurray’s lab to find a similar non-hallucinogenic compound that can alleviate symptoms faster and with less side effects. 

Undergraduate CAS student develops a research project to explore “The Orthodox Church and Homophobia in Putin’s Russia”

Gretchen Allman ‘23 joined the Undergraduate Summer Scholars program to pursue a topic centered in a region of heightened political conflict. 

Miami premed student uses research on cardiometabolic health to promote exercise in the greater Oxford community

Alexandra Bagg ‘23 prepares for medical school through her analysis of the impacts that e-bikes have on older adults’ glucose levels. 

Undergraduate senior researches the perspectives of psychology and philosophy to analyze the concept of self-governance

Sofia Rakic ‘23 combines perspectives of multiple disciplines to explore ideas regarding personal identity and self-agency. 

Miami senior explores depictions of women in contemporary literature to highlight societal issues

Caroline Funk '23 original short story collection was influenced by gender-based literary analysis

Miami junior investigates economic truths behind popular consumer platforms

Mary Le ‘24 helped develop and refine a model to understand economic effects of popular consumer platforms including Airbnb, Amazon, and Uber.

USS 2023 Program Updates

Teacher Scholar Grants Program (TSGP) is making supplemental funding (available in FY23, 24, and 25) to enable teacher-scholars to partner with undergraduate student collaborators. 

  • USS student fellowship will be increased by a 600$ supplement, bringing the amount to $3,200.
  • Faculty mentor may include a request for up to $600 for a combination of supply funding and faculty professional development. 
Miami's Western Center invites applicants to request consideration for one of five Western Center Social Impact and Justice Research (SIJR) USS fellowships

This USS application must address how the research engages with issues of social impact and/or social justice, in the project description. Eligible research explores topics related, but not limited, to equity, diversity, ethics, socio-cultural change, environmentalism, community engagement, identity, inclusion/exclusion, dialogue, and/or utilizes participatory research methodologies such as action research and citizen science. These research projects can be proposed by students from any major or disciplinary perspective/s. Mark the checkbox on the USS application cover page 1 to request consideration.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Spring 2023 Semester Deadlines

Feb 1 through Mar 6, 2023  UR 2023 Forum Presentation Registration open

Presentation registration will be open online from Feb 1 - March 6, 2023. The online form will invite students to mark their available presentation times. Watch for further announcements at the start of spring classes. Students are encouraged browse URF22 Website to view presentation materials (i.e., project abstracts, author names, images) from previous projects. 

Feb 16 MUCAT Design Innovation Competition Proposal Submissions Due

Mar 6, 2023 Undergraduate Research Award Application Deadline

April 19, 2023 Undergraduate Research Forum In-Person (Shriver Center)

Miami University's 29th annual UR Forum celebration will include poster presentations, talks, a showcase of research centers, a featured exhibit on “telling your research story” and a panel discussion at lunchtime.

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