Office of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research programs are open to all undergraduate students at UToledo.
Undergraduate Research Office: MacKinnon Hall 2000E
Undergraduate Research Web site: http://www.utoledo.edu/honors/undergradresearch
E-mail: Undergraduate.Research@UToledo.edu

Robert Schultz, Ph.D.
Interim Director, Offices of Competitive Fellowships and Undergraduate Research
Phone: 419.530.2983
Robert.Schultz@UToledo.edu

Chessica Oetjens, M.A.
Program Coordinator, Offices of Competitive Fellowships and Undergraduate Research
Phone: 419.530.4764
Chessica.Oetjens@UToledo.edu

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Mission Statement

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides meaningful research opportunities for all UToledo undergraduate students. We accomplish this mission by being a resource for faculty members to increase undergraduate involvement in their research and by aiding in the integration of a research component to existing courses and/or development of new research-intensive courses.

Primary Objectives of UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

  • Be a focal point for research opportunities for undergraduates.
  • Be an advocate for increased funding on undergraduate research at UToledo.
  • Showcase research accomplishments of UToledo undergraduates.
  • Be a resource for faculty members to increase undergraduate involvement in their research.
  • Be a resource for the community and local industries to increase their involvement in undergraduate research.
  • Aid in the integration of a research component to existing courses and/or development of new research-intensive courses.
  • Coordinate undergraduate research involvement with the other offices at UToledo, including: the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Jesup Scott Honors College, Career Services, the various degree-granting colleges, and the various departments and/or academic programs.

Research programs overseen by the Office of Undergraduate Research that provide funding to undergraduate students include:

  • Academic Year Research Program (AYRP)
  • First-Year Summer Research Experience (FYSRE)
  • Research Travel Grant Program
  • Undergraduate Summer Research and Creative Activity Program (USRCAP)
  • Work-Study Research Program (WSRP)

Courses associated with the Office of Undergraduate Research include:

UGR 2980 Issues in Research and Scholarship

[1 credit hour]

Seminar series addressing various issues that can arise in research, scholarship, and creative activities, including: safe laboratory practices, regulatory compliance issues, and ethics issues.

Term Offered: Summer

UGR 4910 Undergraduate Research Experience

[0 credit hours]

Undergraduate students will participate in directed research, scholarship, or creative activities with faculty mentors.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall