The annual undergraduate research edition of the UO College of Arts and Sciences’ CASCADE magazine is out and its full of great stories and examples of undergraduate research being done within the college. What really stood out in this edition was the stellar research being conducted outside of the UO campus. From students traveling to Mexico to study the Danza de la Pluma to vocanology research in the Aegean Sea to archival research at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., undergraduate researchers traveled far and wide in the pursuit of discovery.
Coincidentally, the research being done in two of these stories was funded in part by a UROP Mini-grant award. These awards provides up to $1,000 in assistance to undergraduates for travel to conduct research and/or purchasing supplies, materials and equipment that is necessary to complete a research project. UROP Mini-grants are available to students from every major at the university and in its inaugural year of funding over twenty-five students received awards in fields from biology to history to international studies.
We love reading these stories and take great pride in even playing just a small role in helping undergraduate students research projects come to fruition.
For more information about UROP Mini-grants and other UROP support programs visit our opportunities page.