What is Undergraduate Research (UR)?
The Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) defines UR as: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.
Although UR projects vary by discipline, three general criteria guide all undergraduate research and creative projects:
Students who engage in UR:
- Work from a research question, hypothesis, or thesis statement
- Apply research design/methods to generate findings
- Communicate findings through presentation, publication, or other methods of dissemination