The Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative

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Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative (IURC) allows teams of faculty and students from various disciplines to work together on a project. Projects are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School (OVPRDGS) and the UMS Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF).

Each project involves two or more faculty members from different disciplines with primarily undergraduate researchers working in areas of interest, such as UMaine’s Signature and Emerging Areas of Excellence.

“We are delighted for our students who, as part of their undergraduate education at UMaine, have the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge through the interdisciplinary team-based research experience provided by the IURC program, where learning goes beyond the classroom, and where students are prepared to become successful professionals and lifelong learners.”

Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School