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Office of Undergraduate Research

Promotes, enhances, and expands undergraduate research opportunities at Virginia Tech.

Engineering students Laurel Hudson, Ashley Cornish, and Kathleen Troy are pictured with mechanical engineering associate professor Jonathan Boreyko (second from left) and graduate assistant Ndidi Eyegheleme (far right) in the Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces Lab. Photo by Peter Means for Virginia Tech.

Engineering students Laurel Hudson, Ashley Cornish, and Kathleen Troy are pictured with mechanical engineering associate professor Jonathan Boreyko (second from left) and graduate assistant Ndidi Eyegheleme (far right) in the Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces Lab. Photo by Peter Means for Virginia Tech.

Research Videos

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Welcome to the OUR!

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OUR Ambassadors Importance of Research

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Who can do research? Faculty at VT answer

Virginia Tech is ranked 44th nationally for Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects, U.S. News & World Report, 2021.

Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry is fundamentally a pedagogical approach to teaching and learning. With an emphasis on process, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) defines undergraduate research as: A mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge. (CUR, 2021)