Welcome to the Center for Undergraduate Research
An undergraduate experience charged by authentic, creative research
University of Maine students are invited to become engaged in a culture of independent learning and to participate in the creation of new knowledge. Through active student-faculty collaborations and mentoring partnerships, students develop the tools needed to advance the research/creative activity endeavor, fostering a lifelong pursuit.
Undergraduate research integrates students into the fabric of the university and attracts prospective students who want to be active participants in their education. Undergraduate research/creative activity also provides an opportunity for faculty to expand their own research programs and enhance mentoring skills by training new members of their disciplines.
Presidential Support for Undergraduate Research at UMaine
In fall 2012, the highest levels of university leadership signaled support for undergraduate research with a significant Presidential Request for Visions of University Excellence (PRE-VUE) grant. Entitled “Enhancing Undergraduate Academic Experiences through Student-Faculty Research Collaborations,” the project aims to support undergraduates pursuing research experiences and their faculty mentors. Read more about the PRE-VUE Project.