Undergraduate Research

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In the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS), we support and promote undergraduate research, specifically student-faculty teams tackling big questions facing humanity, occurring at all project levels. Our main mission is to advance a sustainable culture of undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities.

Honors College

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The Honors College at Radford University is a community of scholars defined by intellectual curiosity and active engagement in the educational process. They are engaged in a variety of transformative educational experiences as they pursue excellence in all activities. 

McGlothlin Center for Global Education & Engagement

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The McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement (MGEE) assists students pursuing domestic and study abroad, facilitates international programs on-campus and advises international students and faculty with immigration and naturalization needs.

Learning Communities

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Radford University offers seven freshman academic living- learning communities (Biology ConnectionsARO, RUMakersECO ConnectionsCommunity of Artists, The Schoolhouse, and Entrepreneurship) where students engage with faculty and peers with similar interests, and build relationships.

Citizen Leader

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The Citizen Leader program promotes positive social change in Southwest Virginia and beyond by providing transformative learning opportunities to students.

 

Student Venture Lab

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The Student Venture Lab is a bridge between idea and concept launch. A signature feature in our institutional strategic plan, the Lab was developed to work with students from all disciplines to map and facilitate the pathway from initial thoughts to fruition.

 

Making & Innovating

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A MakerSpace is simply that - a space where you can make things. Radford University students and faculty are working together to experiment, innovate, and create solutions to real-world problems and invent fun and useful things.

RARE

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The Radford Amazonian Research Expedition (RARE) provides undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biological research in a primary Amazonian rainforest ecosystem over the course of three weeks.

Sustainability

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Radford University Sustainability is committed to being a model for sustainable campus practices and policies and recognized for our stewardship of economic, social and environmental resources and for our academic commitment to sustainability. 

 

News

  1. Two Radford students awarded State Department scholarships for study abroad »

    6/17/2022

    Two Radford University students have been awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to apply toward their study abroad programs this summer and fall in France.

  2. McDonel named OURS associate director »

    1/21/2022

    Radford University’s Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship (OURS) has named Jennifer McDonel, Ph.D., as its new associate director. In this position, McDonel will help carry out the OURS mission of supporting student-faculty research, scholarship and creative inquiry across campus. 

  3. D.P.T. student Sally Sroge organizes team for annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s »

    10/11/2021

    Third-year Radford University Carilion Doctor of Physical Therapy student Sally Sroge helped raise $4,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Roanoke last year. In 2021, she aims to beat that goal which will help find further treatment and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease in the near future.

  4. Radford University honors ‘champion of international education’ through naming of McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement »

    6/8/2021

    Radford University unveiled a new name for its international education center: the McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement.

  5. Radford University’s commitment to academic excellence continues amidst pandemic »

    4/20/2020

    Radford University’s first-ever Virtual Student Engagement Forum will occur the week of April 20, 2020. During this weeklong event, close to 200 students, mentored by 70 faculty members, will be presenting their projects on “Portfolium,” an ePortfolio website.

  6. Radford University selects Ismael J. Betancourt as chief global officer »

    12/19/2019

    Radford University has selected Ismael J. Betancourt to serve as the University’s Assistant Provost for Global Education and Engagement.  

  7. Winter CARD opens door for more student research presentation opportunities »

    12/13/2019

    Built on the successful tradition of already-established research events, the inaugural Winter CARD program gave students an opportunity in early December to share their work and research with fellow students, as well as faculty and staff.

  8. One trip to rule them all »

    10/8/2019

    Over the summer, students and professor took a study abroad trip of a lifetime to the “Land Down Under,” providing students with a transformative international education.