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Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship
706 Fairfax B
P.O. Box 6981
(540) 831-7203

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High Impact Practices at RU

Undergraduate research is one of many High Impact Practices (HIPs) that help students gain the relevant academic knowledge, skills and dispositions they need to be career-ready and engaged citizens upon graduation.  Click here to learn more about the other HIPs on campus.

What We Do

OURS supports student-faculty teams tackling big questions facing humanity.  This support occurs at all phases of student-faculty projects with a focus on mentoring and funding new projects and providing internal and external opportunities to disseminate the triumphs of established projects.

OURS broadly defines research as anything that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to a discipline and believes that students of all majors, class standing, and GPA are capable of creating meaningful new knowledge with proper guidance.


OURS is excited to announce the complete Program for the 2015 SEF (pdf).

Research in Action


Timothy Fuhrer, assistant professor of chemistry, is currently working with undergraduate students Jacob Mace and Dylan McKnight to improve the effects of a drug used to treat cancer.