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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 Newsletter February 2023 webview

Deadlines for Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Feb 7 - Mar 6, 2023  Undergraduate Research Forum - Students are Invited to Register Your Presentation Online

Feb 16 Deadline for MUCAT Design Innovation Competition Team Submissions

Feb 24 Undergraduate Summer Scholars (USS 2023) Program Application Deadline 

Mar   6 Undergraduate Research Award (URA) Program Application Round 2 Deadline

Mar 13 LAURE Award (Libraries Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence Award)

Undergraduate Researchers Workshop Series

ORU and Student Organization for Research and Career Exploration (SOURCE) invite interested undergrad students to register of for any of these Undergraduate Researchers workshops. In-person 134 AIS King Library

Feb 13 [2-3pm] Getting started with your undergraduate research experience

Feb 15  [7-8pm] Gimme A Pizza …of Interview Advice 

Mar 8 [7-8pm] Making the most of your undergraduate research experience

Mar 28 [7-8pm]  Let's Taco 'bout Creating and Presenting Research

Apr 11 [7-8pm] Exploring undergraduate Research at Miami

A Workshop Series - Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

ORU invites interested graduate students and faculty to register for these dates

In-person 134 AIS King Library 4-5pm

Feb 20 Mentoring undergraduate researchers: Opportunities for mutual benefits

Mar 13 Growing as mentors and mentees

Apr   3 Elements of good mentoring

Apr 24 Communicating Research outcomes in formal and informal venues

Undergraduate Summer Scholars Individual Faculty Mentorship Program for Miami University Sophomores and Juniors

Request the USS 2023 Application [MS Word] document email 

Read USS Application Details in the Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program Guidelines 

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.  

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”

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

Save the date Wed April 19, 2023 

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.

Feb 7 through Mar 6, 2023  UR 2023 Forum Presentation Registration open

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. 

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