Office of Undergraduate Research

About Us:

The University of Houston is a premier public metropolitan research institution, with the mission of providing a broad range of education programs while engaging in a spectrum of research, scholarly, and artistic activities. Undergraduate research is one activity that cuts across the traditional lines of education and research and presents a significant opportunity for development in shaping the future characteristics of urban research institutions.

What is Research?

The University of Houston defines research as a diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover facts or principles, and increase the sum of knowledge, enhance design or enrich artistic ability.

Get Started:

Visit us TODAY at the Office of Undergraduate Research to learn more about how you can get involved in research as an undergraduate. The staff of the Office of Undergraduate Research is committed to your success.

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Get Involved:

  • Listserv: The Office of Undergraduate Research administers a listserv that publicizes research opportunities,scholarships, internships, summer programs, and volunteering prospects to its subscribers. Join OUR listserv by emailing us your first and last name and your email address. 
  • Undergraduate Research Student Organization:The Office of Undergraduate Research also is pleased to announce a new student organization, the Houston Undergraduate Research Network (HURN)

  • Facebook Group Join us on Facebook! Become a member, and learn about research opportunities, scholarships, conferences, workshops, and much, much more.

  • The Colloquium for Undergraduate Research in Biology (CURB): The Colloquium for Undergraduate Research in Biology (CURB) provides students doing research in biology with the opportunity to discuss their work with each other.  


Dr. Stuart Long

Stuart A. Long, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Research and The Honors College
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Karen Weber

Karen M. Weber, Program Director, Office of Undergraduate Research; Nationally Competitive Scholarships
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Office of Undergraduate Research
The Honors College
University of Houston
211 MD Anderson Library
Houston, TX 77204-2001