Director: Dr. John Cavitt
Telephone Contact: Erin Kendall (801) 626-8541
Location: Stewart Library, 147
Internet Address: weber.edu/OUR
Weber State University offers undergraduates the opportunity to work directly with faculty on projects that involve research, scholarly and creative activities. These projects are designed and implemented by students with the support and guidance of WSU faculty. Undergraduate research, and scholarly and creative activities must include:
- inquiry, study or investigation of a question or problem;
- methodology, including safety and ethical practices, appropriate to the discipline;
- relevant, meaningful, and engaging intellectual or creative contribution and/or application to the discipline which is of high-quality and which results in a tangible product (abstract, paper, performance, object) which can be shared or disseminated; and
- on-going supervision and mentoring by individuals with appropriate expertise.
Undergraduate research has long been an important part of the college experience at Weber State University. The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) supports students by offering grants for research and travel for dissemination of results. In addition, OUR publishes Ergo, WSU’s undergraduate research journal, and sponsors an undergraduate research symposium each spring semester.