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Research: A K-State Tradition

Interested in becoming an OURCI Ambassador?

Ambassadors are undergraduate or graduate students who present to classes, student groups and other campus organizations about research and creative inquiry opportunities at K-State. Learn more about ambassadors. 

Download an application (pdf) and apply to become an ambassador.

SPARK Week: Oct. 5-9

Note the excitement building around #KStateSPARK! SPARK (Students Promoting the Advancement of Research at K-State) Week is a week of campus-wide collaboration celebrating and promoting the opportunities for undergraduate research & creative inquiry at K-State.  Mark your calendars for October 5 – 9 and take advantage of the many offerings that week! Learn more...

Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM

The 2016 ERN Conference will be held in Washington D.C. on February 25-27. The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Undergraduate students who participate in certain NSF funded programs are eligible to submit abstracts for the conference. Submissions are due by October 2, 2015. Learn more about the conference and and the abstract submission process.

Why do Undergraduate Research? 


Faculty members and undergraduate researchers discuss the "who, what, and why" of undergraduate research









Upcoming Deadlines

September 8, 2015: Fall 2015 OURCI Ambassador applications (pdf) due

November 15, 2015: OURCI Research & Travel Grant Award applications due