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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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Thursday Sep 1 [3-4:00pm] USS & Hughes Summer Scholars Virtual Workshop Series: Communicating Research w/public audiences  Registration Required Via Miami Events Calendar. Open to all interested students, faculty and staff.

Upcoming Undergraduate Research Program deadline Monday Oct 17, 2022 for URA and DUOS. Consider applying to the Undergraduate Research Award or Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunities for Scholarships programs. Development of a research proposal can help you focus your efforts and provide a roadmap for getting results.

Save the Date Wed April 19, 2023 Miami University will hosts its 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum. The celebration builds on a rich tradition, of showcasing scholarly and creative works conducted by our undergraduate students, under the guidance of dedicated mentors (faculty, staff & graduate students).

Explore presentations from the 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum. Read full text of Director's Letter by Joyce J. Fernandes, Director of Undergraduate Research & Professor of Biology

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

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.”