About OURS

The mission of OURS is to establish comprehensive services and programs which support students in their pursuit of inquiry, creativity, scholarship, and research.

Undergraduate research is often defined as a student pursing the creation of an original piece of scholarship through scientific method, creative exploration, or deep study.  At Grand Valley, undergraduate research is approached through the lens of liberal education.  The act of inquiry, or asking a question, sets students on the path of research and creative work.

This pursuit is guided by a faculty member who mentors the student in the tradition and methodology of the discipline.  Students are also informed by ethical standards and are engaged members of the community of scholars at GVSU.

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is located in 230 Mary Idema Pew Library, atop the stairs on the second floor. Contact us or come see us today to inquire about undergraduate research and scholarship, schedule a meeting, or give us an update about your success. 


OURS Staff

Susan Mendoza

Susan Mendoza

Director of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

230 Mary Idema Pew Library

616-331-8100

Shelley Sickrey

Shelley Sickrey

Office Coordinator

230 Mary Idema Pew Library

616-331-8100

Colin Cumming

Colin Cumming

Graduate Assistant

230 Mary Idema Pew Library

616-331-8100

Ruby

Ruby Dockery

Student Assistant

230 Mary Idema Pew Library

616-331-8100

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Brianna Stelly

Student Assistant

230 Mary Idema Pew Library

616-331-8100

 

Callie Zimmerman

Student Assistant

230 Mary Idema Pew Library

616-331-8100