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About the Office of Undergraduate Research

Mission

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) serves to inform, engage, connect, and support currently enrolled undergraduates on matters related to research at Princeton; to enhance  independent work through campus-wide initiatives and departmental collaborations; and to promote students' research achievements through research symposia and written and video communications. 

What is Research?

OUR adopts the definition of research as "creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture, and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications." It includes investigations across all four divisions.

Email Enquiries

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Research, please send your email enquiries to undergraduate.research@princeton.edu.

Who We Are

Pascale Poussart is the director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at Princeton UniversityPascale Maloof Poussart, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Research
36 University Place
Suite 340 (Office #342)
T: 609-258-1065
F: 609-258-6371

 

As director of undergraduate research, Pascale Poussart leads a variety of campuswide efforts and initiatives designed to enhance the quality and visibility of the undergraduate research experience as an integral component of a Princeton education. Ongoing projects include: working with departments to articulate the goals and expectations for undergraduate independent work and assess student learning; to develop, promote and implement practices designed to enhance the educational value of independent work such as the Independent Work Mentors Program; to expand the range of faculty-mentored research opportunities for undergraduates; to identify and publicize funding available to support undergraduate research and participation in academic conferences; to manage the approval process for undergraduate internships and educational programs; to develop workshops and other resources for undergraduate students around research methods, protocols and issues related to research integrity and ethics.

When classes are in session, the director of undergraduate research holds weekly office hours for Princeton undergraduate students interested in research. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pascale Poussart, please use the WASS platform.

Crystal Arrington is the Program Coordinator for the Office of Undergraduate Research Crystal Arrington
Program Coordinator
Office of Undergraduate Research
36 University Place
Suite 340
T: 609-258-0493
F: 609-258-1433
 
 

As the Program Coordinator of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Crystal coordinates campus-wide undergraduate research funding opportunities including the Office of the Dean of the College Senior Thesis Research Funding program (STRF), the Undergraduate Fund for Academic Conferences (UFAC), the ReMatch Program and the Office of Undergraduate Research Student Initiated Internship Program (OURSIP). Crystal serves as a Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) Manager, working closely with academic departments and undergraduate students, and acting as the primary liaison to the SAFE core team on matters pertaining to senior thesis research funding. In addition, Crystal provides administrative support to the office and assists in the development, implementation, and management of programs, initiatives, and special projects. 

Throughout the academic year, the Program Coordinator holds weekly office hours for Princeton undergraduate students with questions regarding the ODOC senior thesis funding process and other undergraduate research funding opportunities.  To schedule an appointment with Crystal Arrington, please use the WASS platform.

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