Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Kansas State University
Wildcat Landing Suite 001
1800 Claflin Road 
Manhattan, KS 66502




Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Research: A K-State Tradition

NOW HIRING: The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OURCI) is hiring a Program Advisor. Screening of applications begins April 20 and continues until filled. See the job description for more information.

OURCI Research and Travel Grant Awards

The office is now accepting Research and Travel Grants for the Fall semester.

Do you want to conduct research next fall? Do you want to travel to conduct or present research findings? Apply for the Research and Travel Grants today, you can be awarded up to $1000!

Click here for more information and to begin your application.

15th Annual Developing Scholars Research Symposium


Come see research posters and presentations from Kansas State's Developing Scholars Program with inaugural OURCI special guests!

April 19th in the Union Ballroom, 1:30 - 3:00pm

Research Ambassadors - Presenting the Face of the Future

The Office of Undergraduate Research is proud to present our first ever Research Ambassadors!

OURCI Research Ambassadors would love to present to your classroom, campus group, or friends about how research and creative inquiry can become an important piece of your undergraduate career. Their concise presentation explains why research is so beneficial to you, that you can research in ANY area of study, and how easy it is for you to get involved at K-State. 

Email to set up a presentation, ask questions, or stop by our office for more information.


Spring 2015 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum

Thursday April 30, 2015, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the Engineering Atrium

This event is a showcase of research and scholarly activities conducted by undergraduate students from the College of Engineering at K-State. This on-campus event provides students an opportunity to share their research activities with fellow K-State students and faculty and to gain experience presenting their work in a professional setting. Student's posters and presentations will be judged by a panel of K-State faculty and graduate students, with the top three students given awards. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.


To register or learn additional information, visit

Contact Associate Dean for Research Noel Schulz or if you have questions.


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









Upcoming Deadlines

April 10, 2015: Register for the Spring 2015 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum.

April 25, 2015:Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award Application due.

May  15, 2015: OURCI Research and Travel Grant Applications due.


Undergraduate Research Spotlights

Congratulations to Megan McHaney, Department of Geography, who received second place for her poster "Spatiotemporal Analysis of Growing Season Length and Freeze Dates as a Measure of Climate Change for Agricultural Producers in Kansas," at the recent joint regional meeting of the Southwest and Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Divisions of the Association of American Geographers.

Congratulations to the ten undergraduates who presented posters at the 12th annual Ecological Genomics Institute international symposium in Kansas City, MO: Matthew Galliart, Obdulia Covarrubias, Sarah Cossey, Mercedes Santiago, Jasmine Sharp, Ella Popova, Shelli Partridge, Katherine Johnson, Halle Sparks, and Breanna Canning. 

Four undergraduate students from the Marketing Department presented their research at the annual Society of Marketing Advances conference in New Orleans, November 6th-8th. These four undergraduates, Stephanie Wacker, Phillip Hill, Caibing Wang, and Luzhi Deng, were the only four undergraduate students to present at this prestigious conference.