Undergraduate Research & Inquiry Collaborative
|The Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Collaborative at the University of Arizona brings together centralized resources to expand access to undergraduate research and inquiry (URI), to coordinate outreach and support, to showcase UR talent, to provide training, and to enhance the quality of the URI experience with a focus on equity, inclusion, and cultivating success for all students. This new Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Collaborative currently includes the Office of Societal Impact under Research, Innovation, and Impact (RII) and Student Engagement and Career Development (SECD) under the Office of the Provost.|
We offer support to undergraduate students to get involved in undergraduate research and inquiry, and develop their undergraduate research skills; we gather input on the needs of the undergraduate research community; we maintain the undergraduate research website; we consult with researchers on incorporating undergraduate research into grant proposals, and we provide professional development opportunities to faculty and other researchers on increasing experiences in undergraduate research and inquiry by scaffolding research into the curriculum.
In the future, we plan to track the number of undergraduates participating in activities related to research and inquiry; to provide inclusive mentor trainings to research mentors; and to provide funding for undergraduate research projects and conference travel.
The administrative team includes the Director of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry from the Office of Societal Impact, the Program Manager for Undergraduate Research Initiatives from Student Engagement and Career Development, and the Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Research and Special Projects.