» Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA)

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) is to support Chapman University's goal of providing personalized education by promoting and facilitating student-faculty mentored and collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Beyond the classroom, in every discipline, many students build their scholarly research and creative skills by participating in student-initiated research or creative activity and/or by assisting with faculty-initiated research or creative activity.

Involvement in research, scholarship, and creative activity at the undergraduate level has been demonstrated as a high-impact educational practice with numerous benefits for students, including increased retention, graduation, and graduate school enrollment rates; improved critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills; intellectual independence and confidence; and enhanced understanding of research methodologies and practices within a given discipline.

OURCA programs help Chapman University’s ambitious students thrive and grow, and OURCA events highlight undergraduate achievements and encourage intellectual community.

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OURCA Deadlines & Events 
Fall 2017

October 2nd-6th
Randall Dining Commons 
Meal Voucher Required 
Campus Wide 
October 2nd-5th 
Tuesday, October 3rd 
AF 209C
Tuesday, October 3th 
AF 209C 
Wednesday, October 4th 
BK 404 
Thursday, October 5th 
AF 209C 
Thursday, October 5th 
AF 209C
Tuesday, November 7th
Friday, November 10th 
Wednesday, November 15th 
AF 209C
Wednesday, December 6th
Sandhu Conference Center 
Poster Sessions-TBA 
Invitation Only
Wednesday, December 6th
BK 404