Office of Undergraduate Research
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Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Reserch
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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


How to Get Started in Undergraduate Research

Join us on November 12th from 12 to 1pm for a workshop designed to teach students about undergraduate research, how it can be used to fulfill your goals at Cal Poly Pomona and the resources available through the office!

Looking for more events?

Check out our Events page to view upcoming events, as well as a comprehesive list of the events the OUR hosts on an annual basis!
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Meet Karina Ortiz Villa
Philosophy Major

"I have had a lot of barriers and challenges in my life, starting from being an undocumented student, a first-generation student, and a minority... It is because of these challenges that I gained the skills to be successful, and I wouldn't have any other way. Everything I went through taught me a lesson and fed my passion."
Karina is currently a philosophy major who is devoted to social movements that strive to liberate and advance the social, economic, and political positions of immigrants and other marginalized communities. A major goal for Karina is to help establish an inclusive environment where marginalized students feel more comfortable practicing philosophy.

Read more about Karina and other Student Researchers
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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.