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 Summer Research Events!

Join us for our Summer Research Seminars and learn about various topics from our featured guest speakers!

CARS 2024

Join us at the 10th Annual Creative Activities and Research Symposium hosted by the OUR.

Meet George Matta
Computer Science Major

“Before joining STARS (or starting research, for that matter) I hadn't even *remotely* considered grad school. Now, it seems like the direction my life is moving in and I can't imagine wanting it any other way.”

George is a first-generation college student who was born in Egypt. Moving to the U.S was a very difficult experience but he’s grateful for the many opportunities it's provided him like education and being able to do research which is something he never thought he could do coming here.

Read about George and other Undergraduate 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.

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