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Office of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at the University of North Florida (UNF) is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email us anytime at 
The OUR provides services and support to UNF undergraduates who are interested in conducting research or creative research projects in any discipline and across all colleges, departments, and majors. Studies and experience show that actively engaging in undergraduate research or special projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor will expand your intellect, strengthen your resume or curriculum vitae (CV), and enhance your marketable skills.


Research Week
Monday, April 15 - Monday, April 22

SOARS 2024
Friday, April 19


Congratulations to the March Undergraduate Researcher of the Month, Charlotte Arechederra!


Charlotte Arechederra is a sophomore currently triple majoring in sociology, psychology, and English. They have been working with Dr. Jenny Stuber from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (SASW) since their first year at UNF on a research project investigating how nonbinary students navigate through instances of deadnaming and misgendering on their college campuses. Now, they are working on a new project with Dr. Stuber that examines diversity, equity, and inclusion and counterspaces. Charlotte has published their work in volume 4 of PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas and presented their data at the 2023 Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Symposium and the 2024 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), both of which were held on the UNF campus. Through their experiences working with Dr. Stuber, Charlotte has discovered a love for the research process and has found excitement in conducting literature reviews, interviewing participants, and analyzing qualitative data. After they graduate in spring 2026, Charlotte plans to pursue a PhD in either Sociology or Social Psychology so they can further their research and serve as a research mentor to future students. Charlotte encourages developing researchers to “not be afraid to reach out. If you see an opportunity to join a research group but you’re not sure that you’re qualified, just reach out and see. The worst they can say is no.”  

The Importance of Undergraduate Research

In this First Coast Connect clip, Anne Schindler joined by Dr. Judy Ochrietor, Director of UNF's Office of Undergraduate Research, and Alex Bartkowiak, a UNF Biology major and student researcher who's currently interning doing an internship with Mayo Clinic, discuss the importance of research.

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