Office of Undergraduate Research
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Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Research

New to Research?

Research occurs across campus and all majors can participate. Apply the knowledge you gain in the classroom and engage in learning experiences that broaden your perspectives and insights while helping to create new knowledge. You will have the opportunity to work on a team, improve your oral and written communication skills, and have a chance to discover what really interests you.  

Additionally, undergraduate research experiences will help you whether you want to get a job or go to graduate school after graduation. You will develop marketable skills such as time management, critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership. And you will meet faculty researchers and career professionals who can help open doors to future opportunities!

Start your Research Journey


Join us for Spring Research Events!

We are offering hybrid and in-person events this spring! Join us for research workshops, seminars, and events that will help you make progress on your research goals.

RSCA 2024

The Cal Poly Pomona Student Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference (CPP Student RSCA Conference) is an annual event that provides an opportunity for our undergraduate and graduate students to share their original research, scholarly and creative activities. 
Application is now open until February 2, 2024.

Apply to Be a McNair Scholar

  • Benefits of the Program:
    • Graduate School Preparation
    • Conduct research and work with a faculty mentor
    • Receive a stipened  up to $2,500 upon completion of program requirements
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • A low-income and first generation, or underrepresented student
    • With a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Sophomore or Junior
Application Deadline: February 9, 2024

Apply for Nebraska 2024 Summer Research Program

This 10 week intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are encouraged to apply, as are those from populations of traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.
  • Average stipend range $5,000 - $6,000
  • Suite style housing, on-campus meal plan, and travel costs covered
  • Workshops for data visualization, scientific writing, creating a research paper, and more
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Apply for Alabama 2023 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The University of Alabama Graduate School is hosting six (6) fully funded in-residence summer research experience for undergraduate students (REU)s in the following areas:

Interested students are encouraged to attend the information session on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 2-3 pm CST.

Application Deadlines: March 1, 2024
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About Us

The Office of Undergraduate Research at Cal Poly Pomona (OUR-CPP) was established in the fall of 2013 to increase undergraduate student participation in research programs. Participation in research as an undergraduate has been proven to not only expand a student's academic experience at CPP but also improve retention and graduation rates.

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