Follow Your Curiosity
No matter what you’re curious about, the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) has a program to help you explore it. Whether you are in your first year at Pitt or nearing graduation, and no matter what your major or field of study, you can be a part of the meaningful research being done at Pitt. You may want to work closely with one of Pitt’s expert faculty members on a project he or she is leading, or you may want to propose a project of your own. No matter which path you choose, you’ll grow as both a researcher and a creative thinker while achieving significant milestones in your academic career.
All you need is a question and the desire to know more. So go ahead. Choose a program as your starting point. And see where you can go when you follow your curiosity.
First Experiences in Research
Through our First Experiences in Research program, Dietrich School students can gain meaningful, hands-on research experience in their very first year. And we’re not just talking about white coat, test tube, science lab research. Research projects with Pitt’s world-renowned faculty are available across all disciplines.
The Undergraduate Mentor program is a peer-to-peer mentoring program where motivated undergraduates share their research and scholarly endeavors with the general student body, faculty members, and First Experiences in Research students.
Follow your curiosity beyond Pitt’s campus, and take your research to the world. Not only do you get to travel to new places, you have access to unique resources that allow you to more deeply explore your research topics.
Awards and Funding
The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) awards funding to undergraduates conducting independent research and conducts two highly esteemed internship programs for students seeking experience in specific fields.
Forbes & Fifth
Forbes & Fifth is Pitt’s student-led undergraduate journal featuring dynamic works of student writing, research, and art with an interdisciplinary focus.