Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is designed for motivated students who want to take an active role in their education through “learning-by-doing.” UROP pairs first- and second-year students with leading academic researchers. Building on a strong tradition of undergraduate research at UWM, the UROP makes it possible for even first- and second-year undergraduates to participate first-hand in the University's research mission.

Students are teamed with faculty members based on shared interests and then work side-by-side with their mentors on research projects. Students receive up to three credits each semester for their work (the Apprenticeship), and participate in a special one-credit UROP Seminar to discuss their research and learn about methodological approaches in other disciplines.

Join the ProgramIf you have an interest in joining the program, download the research application.

If you would like to talk to someone about the program, call Nigel Rothfels, the Director of the program, at 414-229-6041.

More information can also be found in the OUR Frequently Asked Questions.