Letter from the Director
As the premier research university in our state, the University of Idaho cultivates a faculty that pushes the boundaries of human knowledge. Not only do our faculty members strive to generate products that invigorate the region and the world, they also endeavor to share these creative and inventive investigations with undergraduates.
Two-thirds of U of I undergraduates engage in hands-on research, scholarly work or creative activities. Our faculty mentors seek out opportunities to incorporate undergraduate participation on projects ranging from the hard sciences to the creative arts. They often go even further, helping their undergraduates write research reports, present at conferences and publish in research journals.
Vandals in Focus is a student-driven publication produced by the Office of Undergraduate Research and University Communications and Marketing. The magazine provides examples of student projects from each of U of I’s colleges. Our team of undergraduate writers and photographers focus not only on original research projects, but also on the enterprising undergraduates dedicating their time to research. We offer readers a peek into the opportunities for research and creative initiatives available to U of I undergraduates.
I urge any current and future U of I undergraduates who are interested in becoming involved in faculty-mentored projects to visit the Office of Undergraduate Research. Completing undergraduate research will enhance your academic experience, broaden your understanding of the world, and help you succeed in the future. Get involved!
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
About the Office of Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) supports student engagement in out-of-class research and scholarly activities in all fields of study at the University of Idaho. OUR raises the visibility of undergraduate research, facilitates opportunities and helps students showcase their work.
OUR offers grants, information sessions and guidance for undergraduates, hosts the U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium and works with faculty interested in mentoring undergraduate researchers.
Contact OUR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-885-4109.
Learn more at uidaho.edu/undergradresearch.