The Undergraduate Research Institute for the
College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences
A Virginia Tech Exemplary Department
The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Institute (URI) aims to expose undergraduates with majors or minors in the College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences to investigation, inquiry, and creative expression in the liberal arts and human sciences fields. It aids undergraduates by:
Maintaining a database of available research opportunities
Providing information on research conferences
Coordinating the awarding of student grants directly related to undergraduate research
Coordinating a recognition program for student researchers and faculty mentors related to undergraduate research
Providing information and resources for undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors
About the URI
With the support and encouragement of Dean Jerry Niles, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) Undergraduate Research Committee was formed in 2005. The concept of the Undergraduate Research Institute for CLAHS resulted from their meetings. The current CLAHS Undergraduate Research Faculty Committee members are:
Jason Crafton, Music
Bradley Hertel, Sociology
Nancy Metz, English
Diana Ridgwell, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Cynthia Smith, Human Development
Debra Stoudt, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Peter Wallenstein, History
The College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Institute is located in 119 Wallace Hall. Appointments may be made at any time via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hear from some of our college's undergraduate researchers:
NSF REU Program:
Understanding & Preventing Societal Violence
Meet our Undergraduate Research Scholar of the Month Award Winners
Applications for the Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Program are now available.
New faculty research opportunities for students.
Congratulations to our Spring 2013 Grant recipients!
Need statistical support for your research? Check out LISA, the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis. For more information, visit the About LISA webpage.