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The Office of Undergraduate Research

Programs & Activities

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is a refereed journal published annually by the University of Kentucky Division of Undergraduate Education. The journal is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through the publication of the results of the intellectual pursuits of undergraduate students. Read more.

NCUR

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students.  Read more.

Oswald Research & Creativity Program

Any current UK undergraduate (full- or part-time, enrolled for either semester) who does not already have a four-year degree is eligible for this competition and is invited to submit papers and other projects in the following categories:

1. Biological Sciences
2. Design (architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, etc.)
3. Fine Arts (film, music, painting, sculpture, video, etc.)
4. Humanities: Creative
5. Humanities: Critical Research
6. Physical and Engineering Sciences
7. Social Sciences

Read more about Oswald

Posters-at-the-Capitol

Posters-at-the-Capitol is a one-day, annual event held to educate Kentucky State Legislators of the importance of its undergraduate research and scholarly work. Student discoveries impact many issues that affect our economy both stateside and globally. Read More.

SPUR

The Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research is a student organization at the University of Kentucky that seeks to provide opportunities for undergraduates interested in research. Read more.

Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

Each spring, students from across UK's campus have an opportunity to showcase their research and creative work in a formal presentation environment. Many students use this as a stepping stone to national and international professional conferences. Read More.