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Welcome to the URO

Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Office (URO).  We are here to support undergraduates in their pursuit of scholarly activity. Our office manages cadet travel, research presentations during Student Excellence Day, supports the Student Research Club, manages The Citadel Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), and provides support for poster presentations.  

The primary objective of the URO is to facilitate the engagement of undergraduate students in investigative inquiry, experimentation, or creative expression under the guided mentorship of faculty. Work pursuing any dimension of original exploration using qualitative, quantitative, design, or creative processes is encouraged.  

If you have questions or want to be involved, please email


Excellence in Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Excellence In Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award. This award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research mentoring by a full-time Citadel faculty member/instructor. Recipients will have direct and significant involvement with undergraduate student researchers, a demonstrable commitment to the research mentorship of undergraduate students, and a record of effectiveness and impact with respect to undergraduate student research and success.  

Nominees cannot apply directly for this award. Deans/unit chairs/heads will submit nominations. Nominations by faculty also are permitted but must be routed through deans/unit chairs/heads. Each department may nominate no more than ONE nominee (total) per award cycle.

The nomination period begins on 1 January 2021. All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., 26 March 2021. Awards will be determined and announced in 28 April 2021.

For more details on the requirements of the award, please review the following.  Details of the award

To nominate someone, please use the following link: 



CONGRATULATIONS CITADEL SURE students and faculty for outstanding research conducted this summer despite the pandemic, AND the research continues on campus this semester.  Be sure to click on the link above and check it out!

CONGRATULATIONS to undergraduate researcher Ashley Towers and faculty mentor Dr. Navarro for being recognized for their research by the American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology.  Another example of Citadel faculty being recognized for their phenomenal work and integrating student researchers!  

CONGRATULATIONS to Cadet Matthew Blair's recent publication in Fibonacci Quarterly entitled MATRICES IN THE HOSOYA TRIANGLE.  Cadet Blair wrote this research with his mentors Dr. Florez and Dr. Mukherjee from the Math Sciences Department.  His paper can be found here: 


CONGRATULATIONS to Cadet Chad Strunk, Fine Arts minor, on being 1 of 16 students selected nationwide to participate in the NASA Psyche Mission Internship for the 2019-2020 academic year.  His mentors,  ProfessorTiffany Silverman and Professor Rick Sargent, will be guiding him throughout this year of creative scholarship.


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Marc Dolder and Calvin Pitts researching Pluff Mud under faculty mentor Dr. Simon Ghanat

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Edward Cochran and Brett Blankenship (undergraduates) with USC Aiken students and Andy Fox (recent graduate) attend and present to SC congressional members during the "Day on the Hill" sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in Washington, DC. 



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