Undergraduate Research

Experience the Power of Undergraduate Research

EHS researchers—whether scholars at the peak of their careers or student scholars—have one thing in common. They are all seeking insights into critical contemporary issues. Here, both graduate students and undergrads have opportunities to participate with faculty in significant scholarly activities. Together, we aim to address pressing problems facing children, schools, health, sport, and society.

Research Opportunities for All

At many universities and colleges, research and opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty members outside of the classroom are reserved for graduate students. That is not the case at Miami University.

EHS offers undergrads many opportunities to participate in meaningful research and promotes an innovation-oriented culture.

Reasons to Research

Scholarly activity and innovation are highly valued and encouraged at Miami University. Our goal for student research is to enrich the undergraduate experience.

EHS Students engage in research to:

  • Establish mentoring relationships and work closely with prominent faculty members
  • Learn more about an area of interest
  • Apply classroom knowledge in realistic, practical settings
  • Develop critical thinking, creativity, and an understanding of research methodology
  • Expand their technical skill set

Apply to University Summer Scholar (USS) Awards

The University Summer Scholar (USS) program is open to Miami students completing their sophomore or junior years (having earned at least 60 credit hours).

The USS program's primary goals focus on student-centered learning through mentored research. This 9-week summer program aligns with Miami's focus on offering “active, engaged educational experiences for our undergraduates

The program's purpose is to encourage students to develop their capacity to construct knowledge by reflecting on their experience and crafting their ability to articulate the meaning of their discoveries. By enabling our undergraduates to conceive and carry out a summer independent research or other creative activity under the supervision of an individual Miami faculty mentor, it heightens the intellectual level of the Miami learning environment.

Learn More

For more information and opportunities, please visit:

Office of Research for Undergraduates

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