The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly Endeavors and Creative Practice (URSC)

As a centralized academic office at the University, URSC supports undergraduates and their mentors in all  types of research, scholarship, and creative works. This includes social & scientific investigations & peer-reviewed publications; critiqued exhibitions & performances; and engineering, architectural, & planning designs, just to name a few. Regardless of the discipline, URSC is focused on empowering students to be professional practioners in their field. 

Currently, the primary resources provided by URSC include the Ready for Research workshop series, the RECON peer mentorship program (Research, Education, & Creative Opportunities Network), the student-led Discovery Lecture Series, and the annual URSC Conference each spring. 

The primary objectives of URSC are to increase the visibility of existing opportunities, showcase student successes, and connect more students to research experiences. 

Updates & News

  • On April 22, the 2016 Undergraduate Research Conference and Poster Forum brought nearly 900 students to 5/3 Arena. This annual event is one of the largest undergraduate scholarly conferences in the nation. Co-hosted by the office of URSC and the College of Allied Health Sciences PRaISE Program (Presentations of Research and Innovative/Scholarly Endeavors), the conference showcases research, scholarly endeavors, and creative practice from all disciplines.
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 Undergraduate Conference and Poster Forum will be on Thursday, April 20th from 12pm - 3pm at Nippert Pavilion and TUC (Tangeman University Center). Registration will open January 2017.

Research Highlights


Prof. Kevin Burke and his students at the 2014 URSC conference, showcasing their student-produced documentary about the Gold Rush Mother Lode, an Expedition Race held each year in California. From left to right: Ben Proctor (Student Executive Producer 2013), Tori Roloson (Student Executive Producer 2014), Adam Willke (Student Executive Producer 2014), Prof. Kevin Burke.

"Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world; all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it."  Albert Einstein, 1954


Red Line

Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly Endeavors, & Creative Practice, 735F Steger Student Life Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-0115, (513)556-3256,