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Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

K-State 2025

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OURCI) aims to address one of the eight university-wide benchmark measures enshrined in K-State 2025: A Visionary Plan, namely “Percentage of Undergraduates Involved in Formalized Research.”  This goal, and the prominence accorded it, acknowledges the broad importance of discovery, faculty mentoring, active learning, and student creativity which are at the heart of the University’s plans to strengthen undergraduate education and which are consistent with the University’s founding mission.  Broadly understood to include the creative inquiry which is part of every academic discipline at the university, research informs and is essential to any high-quality undergraduate education.  Kansas State University is therefore committed to further promote undergraduate research and creative inquiry for the high-impact learning and inspiring enrichment it provides.