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A division of the University Honors College, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) bridges the boundaries between learning and discovery.  It is devoted to undergraduate accomplishment through inquiry, discovery and creativity across all disciplines and within a global community of scholars. By fostering inspired teaching and engaged student learning, OURS advances the involvement of UAA students in research and creative activities—whether they be independent or with UAA faculty.

  • To engage in undergraduate research with a faculty mentor
  • To ask important questions and learn to solve new problems
  • To pursue an interest in chosen discipline(s)
  • For the prestige of recognition in the form of scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards
  • To take full advantage of the opportunity to learn all that an undergraduate education offers
  • To take the first step toward post baccalaureate education and career goals

OURS supports a wide variety of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, creative activities, and presentation and learning opportunities for UAA undergraduate students, including mentoring and campus coordination for Major Scholarships.

Why should a UAA undergraduate student reach out to OURS?


To explore current and past undergraduate research projects at UAA, visit the Undergraduate Research Database.


Rapid Fire Research Event 2013

The Rapid Fire Research Event is an oppurtunity for faculty across campus to give a short overview of the reasearch they are currenlty working on.  Students and other faculty are able to find out what reasearch is being done across many differnet disciplines and get in contact with presenters they may have an interest in collaborating with.


To listen to the audio recording and view the PowerPoint presentation for this year's Rapid Fire Event, please follow the link below.  A filmed recording will be availabe shortly.

Audio Recording
Faculty Presenters

PowerPoint Presentation


Kenrick Mock, Computer Science & Engineering

Martin Cenek, Computer Science & Engineering /Honors

Megan Friedel, Consortium Library

Herminia Din, Art

Sarah Frick, Faculty Technology Center

Gennady Gienko, Geomatics

Frank Moore, Computer Science & Engineering

Marianne Murray; Carol Senette;Annette Rearden, Nursing

Gabriel Garcia, Health Sciences

Carrie King, Dietetics & Nutrition

Cindy Knall, WWAMI

Irasema Ortega; Cathy Coulter, Education

Mike Mueller; Tim Jester, Education

Gunnar Knapp, Economics

Gino Graziano, UAF Cooperative Extension Service

David Bowie, English

Terry Kelly, Philosophy

Diane Hirshberg, CAEPR

Aaron Dotson, Civil Engineering

Hiroko Harada; Junko Tokuda,Languages

Claudia Lampman; Gwen Lupfer, Psychology