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Undergraduate Research Programs

About the Programs

The Honors college offers numerous opportunities for academic enrichment in fields of research

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides students the opportunity to participate in research as early as their first semester on campus. Every semester, many Honors College students take advantage of the resources provided by this office to match with a professor doing research in their field of interest. Opportunities at West Virginia University include:

  • Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP): allows freshmen, sophomores and juniors with limited university research experience to use federal work-study funds or gain course credit for undergraduate research apprenticeships with WVU research faculty in both STEM and non-STEM fields; and

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE): is an eight-week summer undergraduate research experience for students interested in careers in research or graduate school within their disciplines

More opportunities both at West Virginia University and outside West Virginia University can be found on the Undergraduate Research website.

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Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR)

Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR) is West Virginia’s only research journal exclusively for undergraduate authors. MURR publishes outstanding research performed by undergraduates at West Virginia University. Check out past issues on the Research Repository @ WVU website and learn more about getting involved and submitting your work on the Office of Undergraduate Research’s website.

Presenting Undergraduate Research

There are many opportunities to present your research to a large audience, from the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium to the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. More information on opportunities to present your research are available on the WVU Undergraduate Research Website.

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