Office of Undergraduate Research in Economics (OURE)
The newly created Office of Undergraduate Research in Economics is an important initiative within MITRE. OURE will oversee a broad range of activities aimed at improving the standing of our undergraduates and the overall undergraduate experience. For example, on the agenda for OURE is providing information to students about internships in the public and private sector. Additionally, the Director of OURE will oversee the newly created Undergraduate Research Network and individual student research award programs.
The Undergraduate Research Network (UGRN)
UGRN is a web-based tool used to facilitate matching faculty-led projects with highly qualified Economics undergraduate students. Faculty will post their projects and undergraduate concentrators will apply to work on a specific project. As part of the student application process, students will complete a profile that will allow faculty to quickly evaluate the student’s skill set.
Individual Student Support
MITRE funds have been allocated to provide research support for individual students for such things as assisting honors students with thesis expenses or providing a travel stipend for students who are presenting papers at a professional meeting. Additionally, the Department will be making as many as five individual research awards to undergraduate concentrators annually.