OUR Vision

UNLV’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) seeks to elevate the status of undergraduate research at UNLV. OUR strives to increase direct undergraduate student participation in research and to enhance research education and learning experiences. We create rich and diverse research and funding opportunities and engage students with local, regional, national, and global challenges.

OUR Mission

We inspire, support, and nurture undergraduates in their efforts to discover, innovate, create, and experience research at UNLV. We help undergraduate students get research ready and connect them with faculty for successful and transformative research experiences. The research skills that students develop are transferable, ensuring continued success during the long journey of career development and professional life.


We provide students from diverse backgrounds with ample opportunities to develop as scholars. All of these experiences serve as a real-world proxy to prepare students for graduate school, professional workforce, and life beyond college.

The specific programs and services we offer include:

  • Individualized research advising
  • Research funding opportunities
  • Research Skills Academy (RSA) with professional development and career training opportunities
  • Triannual research symposia: fall, spring, and summer
  • Monthly newsletter and research communications to highlight latest UNLV research news and opportunities for undergraduate researchers
  • Research-oriented instructional support for faculty through classroom presentations
  • A unique opportunity for undergraduate students to publish their research in Spectra: UNLV's Undergraduate Research Journal