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Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research

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) VT’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) promotes, enhances, and expands undergraduate research opportunities at Virginia Tech.

Research Videos

OUR Ambassadors Importance of Research

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Who can do research? Faculty at VT answer

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Featured Information

Welcome to the OUR!

Learn more about undergraduate research at VT and the Office of Undergradute Research.

Informational Videos about Undergraduate Research

Topics include writing a personal statement, applying to Fulbright Scholarship and more.

Undergraduate Research in the News

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

"The further we look outward, the deeper we look inward." Alex Gagliano, Computational Modeling and Data Analytics student, delivers his TEDxVirginia Tech Talk Looking Out to Look In

Eleven Virginia Tech undergraduate engineering students ventured to SpaceX in Hawthorne, California, for the aerospace company’s Hyperloop Pod Competition II.

Two undergraduates working with Rolf Mueller, Sounak Chakrabarti and Hannah-Victoria Thielman, have won an Honorable Mention Award at the VAS 2020 Fall Undergraduate Meeting with a poster/video presentation on "Using Deep Learning to Observe Bat Flight Patterns".