Office of Undergraduate Research

A quality undergraduate research experience is unparalleled in its effectiveness in bringing about an intellectual maturity in students and providing them with experience useful for academic and career path decisions. Undergraduate research develops problem-solving skills and promotes the integration of what students learn in the rather compartmentalized classroom experience. As a nurturing, tier-1 research institution with a world-class medical center and a strong research program, the University of Rochester is an ideal place for undergraduate research.

The Office of Undergraduate Research exists to broaden and strengthen the undergraduate research program at the University through seeking to increase opportunities for undergraduate research, lower barriers to undergraduate research, and promote the recognition of quality undergraduate research and undergraduate research mentoring.