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Welcome to OURCA

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) at Salisbury University (SU) is to cultivate a vibrant environment of undergraduate scholarship through supporting faculty-student mentorship at all levels. Whether you are an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, OURCA provides resources to give every student at SU the support to get started with your research, conduct your research, and present your research. You can learn about existing student research, research courses at SU, past SUSRC and NCUR faculty mentors, funding from OURCA, funding sources across SU, and identifying and presenting at scholarly conferences. Engaging in faculty mentored scholarly collaborations empowers students with independent critical engagement skills, helps build meaningful relationships with faculty, strengthens student learning outcomes, increases success in graduate and professional fields, and positively impacts societal engagement skills.

Summer Research Showcase 2022

Summer Research Showcase 2023

The 2023 Summer Student Research Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, August 31 2023 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall. Students from across academic disciplines will be presenting their research and creative work completed over the summer.

Summer Student Research Showcase Program 2023 (PDF)

Undergraduate Research: Doing It All - From Start to Finish

Explore Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research long has been a pillar of a Salisbury University education, developing creative thought and high-impact skills for the real world. Students share their experiences in the laboratory and across other disciplines during SU’s Student Research Conference, held annually in April.