Office of Undergraduate Research


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The goal of the Office of Undergraduate Research is to promote scholarly and creative activity in all disciplines at the undergraduate level, enhancing critical thinking, problem solving skills, creativity and written communication. In order to achieve this goal, this Office works closely with the University Committee on Undergraduate Research (UCUR).

Our Primary Mission is to:


  • Provide funds to support Fellowships that cover a summer stipend and modest supplies.
  • Oversee volunteer internships within the university.
  • Serves as a source of information for students interested in extramural undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity programs.

19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

To the Faculty, Administration, and Students of the University:

We are very pleased to announce the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for the University of South Alabama to be held in the Student Center Ballroom on Friday, October 20. 

Oral presentations from six outstanding undergraduate researchers will begin at 12:30, following hors d'oeuvres and a brief welcome. 

These students are among a select group of 60 students who completed the paid Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Program. They worked diligently throughout the summer to plan, conduct, and report original, scholarly work with a faculty mentor. Following the presentations, the Outstanding Paper of the Year will be announced. This student and their mentor will be traveling to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2018.

We would like to invite you to attend this, and the poster session that will follow, from 3:30 to 4:30 in the upper gallery area in the Student Center.

We would like to encourage faculty to promote this event to their students and offer extra credit, where appropriate, for attendance.

Faculty who are interested in mentoring in the SURF Program going forward are particularly encouraged to attend and hear the outstanding presentations.

Please contact Jack Shelley-Tremblay (, Director of Undergraduate Research, or call 460-7493 for information.