Undergraduate Research

Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Explore.Research.Gain the knowledge that will take you to the next level.

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Let OUR help you explore the world of professional conferences

Apply for an OUR Travel Award today and gain up to a $1000 in support for your travel. Awards are meant to support students who are accepted to present at a professional conference either regionally or nationally. OUR supports one student per accepted presentation. Students are eligible for OUR travel support once per academic year. You should apply for the Travel Award at least 45 days before your planned travel.All students who receive an OUR Travel Award are required to present their work at the OUR Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase. For more information and to apply click here.

Student Opportunity Center

Through the SOC students are able to stay connected and up to date with current and upcoming opportunities directly related to their area of interest with research. OUR is updating the SOC site regularly with new and exciting paid and volunteer opportunities directly related to research for undergraduate and graduate students.  


2017 Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2017 Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase!


SUBMIT BY Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Submit your abstract

All students and faculty planning on attending the OUR Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase are being asked to register. Please click here to register and guarantee your free lunch and t-shirt!


The 2017 Student Scholar Symposium will be held Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Location: University of West Florida, Main Campus
11,000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Fl. 32514
UWF Commons And Conference Center, Bldg. 22


Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Hal Marcus Student Undergraduate Reserach Program (SURP).

Program Details:
Application Deadline: March 13, 2017
Acceptance Notification:  April 3, 2017

The Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE) Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is designed to expose undergraduate students to advanced research in their field of study.  The selected students will spend 20-25 hours per week for 10-12 weeks working on a research project in close supervision of a faculty mentor. The most valuable contribtion of this program is the development of the student in ways not possible in traditional classroom settings.

It is important to take to consideration that participants should not be enrolled in more than one summer course.

Stipend:  $2,500 (250 total hours at $10 per hour)

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