Undergraduate
Research

Coronavirus Update: During the Fall 2020 Semester, the Office of Undergraduate Research will be offering all of our usual programs and opportunities virtually. OUR is here to help you online or by phone Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5p.m. You can contact our office at our@ucf.edu or (407) 823-0101. UCF is sharing more information and updates here.

UCF Undergraduate Research by the Numbers

Researchers

47%

of undergraduate researchers continue their education

Mentors

586

Faculty Mentors

Showcase

456

Student posters accepted to the campus showcase

Funding

580

Students with research funding

Featured Program

Enroll in Directed Independent Research (4912)

This course is for students who are actively involved in research with a UCF faculty member. 4912 appears on student transcripts and sometimes fulfills elective requirements. There is also a 0-credit hour option at no cost to students who are enrolled in other coursework. For more information, consult with your academic advisor. 

Getting Involved in Research during COVID-19

During the remote learning period, OUR will be hosting many of our services online. For an up to date list of all offerings, click on the Virtual Opportunities link below. 

Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award

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Congratulations to the August Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher, Gary Hoppenworth!

Gary conducts research in the Computer Science department with Dr. Sharma Thankachan. He got involved with research by reaching out to Dr. Thankachan and reading an introductory textbook on algorithms to start performing research in theoretical science. Since then, Gary has presented his work in Portugal, participated in a summer undergraduate research experience with Dr. Sumit Jha as well as completed classified investigations with the Air Force and Department of Defense. Gary’s latest investigation looks into new lower bounds for the median string and center string problems under the edit distance metric. Congratulations, Gary!

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Are you interested in learning more about research? Not sure where to start or how to navigate all the programs available? This workshop will discuss how to expand your academic experience through undergraduate research. During the Fall 2020 semester, all…
Are you interested in learning more about research? Not sure where to start or how to navigate all the programs available? This workshop will discuss how to expand your academic experience through undergraduate research. During the Fall 2020 semester, all…
Are you interested in learning more about research? Not sure where to start or how to navigate all the programs available? This workshop will discuss how to expand your academic experience through undergraduate research. During the Fall 2020 semester, all…