What is undergraduate research? 

"…. an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline."

-Council on Undergraduate Research, 2013


Spring Conference

Present your undergraduate research or creative scholarship work at the 

2018 Student Experiential Learning Conference

Friday, April 13th, 2018
as part of Spring Family Weekend.

Applications are now open! 


Summer research opportunities: deadlines January-February 2018

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NSF Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) Database

Search for paid summer research opportunities across all disciplines.

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Pathways to Science Undergraduate Research Database

Opportunities across STEM fields (including social sciences)

Fralin SURF Students 2017

Summer Research through Virginia Tech

Opportunities sponsored by or filtered through Virginia Tech


OUR invites you to give back


Upcoming workshops + Programs

Undergraduate Research Excellence Program

Track and receive recognition for your research efforts and achievements.

Center for Communicating Science Workshop Series

A diverse and exciting workshop series to sharpen your skills in communication  and connection.

Advanced Research Skills

Be introduced to and prepare for participating in undergraduate research at Virginia Tech.


Featured Services 


Undergraduate Research in the News 

"The further we look outward, the deeper we look inward." Alex Gagliano, Computational Modeling and Data Analytics student, delivers his TEDxVirginia Tech Talk Looking Out to Look In

Eleven Virginia Tech undergraduate engineering students ventured to SpaceX in Hawthorne, California, for the aerospace company’s Hyperloop Pod Competition II.