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Below are university resources that celebrate the excellent research produced by undergraduates and their mentors at OU. 

Department Profiles

Department representatives submitted the information for the O.U.R. Deparment Profiles of Undergraduate Research. This information is provided to the community to promote the great work of OU departments and faculty engaging undergradaute students in the research and creative process. Prospective students are eager to find ways to get involved. Having a compreshensive collection of opportunities is important for all OU family members.

Curiosity to Creativity Symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research (O.U.R.) is dedicated to empowering and promoting the curiosity-driven discoveries, innovations, and creative works of OU students and their mentors! To showcase OU’s excellent undergraduate research and creative projects, O.U.R. sponsors campus-wide celebrations during the Spring and Summer semesters.

Nancy L. Mergler Faculty Mentor Award

The Nancy L. Mergler Faculty Mentor Award for Undergraduate Research was established in 2013 in order to recognize faculty excellence in supporting undergraduate researchers. 

Each award winner receives a one-time prize of $750 and a framed certificate.

Research Day at the Capitol

Research Day at the Capitol (RD@C) is held annually in the Oklahoma State Capitol rotunda during the legislative session. It showcases undergraduate research conducted at OK colleges and universities to the legislature and public. O.U.R. holds an internal competition each Fall semester to select the two OU representatives.

O.U.R. Spotlights

The O.U.R. is dedicated to celebrating undergraduate research! If you are a student, mentor, or alumnus, please complete a short web-form to submit your successes and lessons-learned from undergraduate research. You can be an inspiration and role model to others - and have a link to show future employers your work. Faculty, you can submit also to help OU administration, legislators, and the public see the valuable contributions you and your department are making with undergraduate research.