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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)