Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry?
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry is dedicated to the expansion of undergraduate research opportunities at Kansas State University. The office serves an interdisciplinary community of researchers and encourages undergraduate students and faculty to realize research's value early in a student's academic career. The office raises the visibility of K-State's strong commitment to excellence in inquiry, investigation and discovery of new knowledge and creative endeavors.
How are research & creative inquiry defined?
Undergraduate research & creative inquiry are defined as scholarly, collaborative, authentic, original work or an assessment from a new point of view conducted by a students or group of students within a mentored environment for the purpose of publicly disseminating the information through a university seminar, poster/oral conference presentation, performance, exhibition and/or publication. The projects shall involved inquiry, design, investigation, research, scholarship, discovery, application, writing and/or performance to a greater or lesser degree depending on the discipline.
What disciplines will the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry serve?
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry broadens the awareness of research across all university disciplines - from STEM disciplines to the humanities and the arts. This office will assist in the coordination of events across the curriculum to bring heightened visibility to K-State research and to showcase the accessibility of cutting-edge research to undergraduates at our institution.
What will the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry provide?
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry will collaborate across campus to provide year-round workshops, seminars, panels and presentations to encourage the intellectual dialogue of campus and the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.