About Us

The URC assists students in identifying faculty mentors, offers grants for undergraduates seeking funding for research, supports the Undergraduate Research Symposium, hosts an online peer reviewed journal, helps students identify internships, and encourages undergraduate presentations at local, regional, national and international meetings. In addition, the URC currently leads the MN State system’s Undergraduate Research Initiative in convening a special session called Posters at St. Paul in which students present their work to state representatives and guests with the goal of increasing the platform of undergraduate research at the state-level.

Mission

The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) nurtures and supports mentored research, scholarly, and creative activities for all undergraduate students. The URC promotes research as an opportunity to engage in a community of scholars to enhance students’ academic experience and readiness to succeed in the future.

Goals (2020-2021)

  1. Increase awareness and visibility of undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activities at MNSU.

  2. Increase engagement of departments, mentors, and students in undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activities.

  3. Provide and increase funding opportunities for all students and mentors participating in undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activities.

  4. Promote a culture of excellence in undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activities that is accessible, inclusive, and equitable.