Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry (URCI) aims to foster and strengthen the culture of undergraduate scholarly inquiry at Towson University.

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Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (URCI) seeks to provide guidance and opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue advanced scholarly work in all fields of study. Aligned with TU’s core characteristic of “academic excellence,” URCI promotes research and scholarly inquiry as these foster the individualization of students’ academic exploration and intellectual growth.

Undergraduate research is defined as an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate that makes or contributes to an original intellectual or creative discovery to the discipline. URCI, a unit within the Office of the Provost, oversees university-level programs that provide opportunities for students to engage in research with a TU faculty mentor. These close collaborations between faculty and students provide a forum for faculty to teach and mentor undergraduates on a one-on-one basis outside the classroom.   

Pierce Brown

Student, mentor win American Chemical Society research award

National organization recognizes Pierce Brown's excellence in the lab.

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Research Highlights

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TU student researchers create building blocks of the future

Undergraduate research provides ‘the opportunity to grow as a scientist and explore the scientific community.’

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Madeleine Meyer

Madeleine Meyer researched Model UN shift to virtual format during COVID

She presented findings at  two prestigious political science conferences.

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Professor Kelly Elkins

Meet TU’s DNA Detectives

Professor Kelly Elkins, TU Human Remains Identification Lab provide answers, experience.

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Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Administration Building
Room 311 
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.