Discover the First Experiences in Research program with undergraduate student Morgan and faculty mentor Melissa Libertus in the Kids Thinking Lab.

Follow Your Curiosity 

No matter what your curiosity, the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) has a program to help you explore it. Whether you are in your first year at Pitt or nearing graduation, and no matter what your major or field of study, you can be a part of the meaningful research being done at Pitt.

You may want to work closely with one of Pitt’s expert faculty members on their project, or you may want to propose inquired-based project of your own. No matter your path, you’ll grow as a researcher and a creative thinker while achieving significant academic milestones.

All you need is a question and the desire to know more. So go ahead. Choose a program as your starting point. And see where you can go when you follow your curiosity.

In my first term, Professor Brock Bahler recommended that I submit a paper I had written to a conference. I was invited to present! I consider that spring to be my first entry-point into the world of research. Presenting alongside graduate students and professors, I was amazed at the diversity of scholarship taking place. After that spring, I could not stop thinking about my next project. What did I want to explore? What could I contribute to the conversation?

– Sarah Koros (religious studies and sociology majors, philosophy minor, Certificate in Jewish Studies)

First Experiences in Research

Through First Experiences in Research, Dietrich School students can gain meaningful, hands-on research experience in their very first year. Learn more about First Experiences in Research.

Field Studies

Follow your curiosity to New York City or London with our Field Studies program.