Whether you are interested in getting involved in research and design right away or want to understand what research is before jumping in, the new Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) is here to support you! The checklist below will get you connected to our resources, events, and opportunities.

⇒ Visit OURI at the Academic Fair

⇒ Check out our office on the 5th floor of Fondren Library.

⇒ Participate in the Discover Research Week

Discover Research Fair, Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 from 4:30 - 5:30 PM in the Grand Hall. RSVP on Owlnest.

Discover Research Fair provides an opportunity to meet department and center representatives who have research and design opportunities available.

Lightning Talks, Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Farnsworth Pavilion. RSVP on Owlnest.

Hear short talks from fellow students about their experience in undergraduate research. Box lunch provided.

⇒ Visit our website ( to review the online guides for getting started, profiles of undergraduate researchers, and descriptions of courses that introduce you to research and design.

⇒ Create a Handshake account and search for undergraduate research opportunities at Rice here.

⇒ Attend a virtual OURI workshop (go to for the full schedule).

Our workshop, Research 101, will be offered on September 15th in the afternoon. Register on Owlnest.

⇒ Meet our Peer Research Ambassadors.

Fill out an appointment request to set up a virtual meeting with a PRA in your area of interest here.

⇒ Check out the Mentor Database on our website here.

Learn more about faculty and staff who have mentored students in the past.

Bowl of Rice tells the story of Rice University undergraduate researchers and scholars. In each episode, you'll hear from a student about their project and next steps for academic, professional, or research plans.

⇒ Connect on a variety of mediums! RSVP to our events in OwlNest. Follow us on social media. (Instagram: @riceouri FB: RiceOURI) or send an email to to set up a meeting.