Resources for Undergraduate Research
Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to bringing the resources of a research institution to bear on student learning opportunities. A key component of this commitment is engaging our undergraduate students in research activities with an outstanding faculty.
Learning by doing is a proven method of enhancing the educational experience. Whether by working with faculty in the areas of breast cancer, polymer-metal composites, understanding terrorism, or dispersal processes in forest systems, being involved in the creation of new knowledge is an exciting and rewarding experience for both students and faculty.
We invite you to take advantage of opportunities for teaching and learning through inquiry and discovery.
Dr. Beverly J. Warren
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Francis L. Macrina
Vice President for Research
Upcoming VCU Funding and Presentation Opportunities
Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowship Program, 2013
UROP Travel Grant Program
VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity
Profiles of VCU Student Researchers
Yeimarie Lopez examines the needs of non-English speaking cancer patients.
Becoming the Researcher
MARC research training program offers Nisan Hubbard intensive research experience.
Mark Making Techniques in Indigenous Peoples
Art, indigenous peoples and their cultures have always held a strong interest for Tobias Wilbur.
Smile, Pass it On
Laura Peters is conducting a two-part, cross-cultural study on the facial feedback hypothesis.
Sharing the Joy of Art
Victoria Hribar creates a device to give the visually-impaired a more personal experience of art.
Bringing Communities Together Through Art
As long as she's teaching art in some fashion or another, Virginia "Ginnie" Driggers says she'll be extremely satisfied with wherever her career takes her.
English Major Creates 'Zine Honoring Richmond's Poetry Past and Present
Addison Herron-Wheeler thought combining a verse miscellany with a 'zine would create a compelling product.
Jazz Studies Major Alters his Perspective after Research Project
When Samuel Sherman traveled to Brazil last summer to experience that country's music, he was surprised to discover that Brazilian music was more varied and less rigid than he had imagined.
"The best thing about research," said Krystina Cocco, "is that you're going to get an answer either way. Maybe you're not doing well as far as your hypothesis is concerned, but you're still going to get answers."
Solving Complex Problems Using Math
Undergraduate Student Researcher: Garrett Howe
Meet the UROP Summer Fellows
Every summer, the Office of Research awards 15 undergrads funding to conduct research over a span of 10 weeks with a faculty mentor of their choice. The award is offered through the VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program to undergraduate students and their faculty mentor partners whose research proposals show the greatest potential for learning and discovery. The fellowship is open to all VCU undergrads from every academic discipline, and the funded projects represent a wide array of scholarly interests that exemplify the diversity of our academic community.
Click here to to learn about and welcome our 2011‐2012 UROP Summer Fellows.
Click here to to learn about and welcome our 2012‐2013 UROP Summer Fellows.