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HOUR Mission

The Hopkins Office for Undergraduate Research (HOUR), established in the spring of 2017, supports Hopkins students and mentors interested in participating in undergraduate research, scholarship or creative activities. The purpose of HOUR is to facilitate these collaborations through the expansion of existing programs, the development of new programs, and the creation of innovative opportunities across all disciplines and divisions of the university. HOUR also provides presentation opportunities and celebrates the accomplishments of our undergraduates.

HOUR builds upon the University’s strengths and goals as America’s first research university by taking advantage of the thousands of faculty, staff, and graduate students involved in research and creative projects and promoting a culture of research and scholarship that enriches the student experience. HOUR’s mission statement and the programs we support reflect these goals.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hopkins Office for Undergraduate Research (HOUR) is to foster student engagement and experiential learning and to enrich the educational experience of undergraduate students by promoting research, scholarship, and creative activities through student-mentor relationships.




HOUR promotes a culture of research, scholarship and creativity throughout the university by assisting students and mentors in finding, conducting, presenting, and celebrating research at the undergraduate level. Undergraduate research, broadly defined and understood, incorporates current students into the fabric of the university and attracts prospective students who want to be active participants in their education. Undergraduate research also provides an opportunity for faculty and departments to expand their own research programs and enhance mentoring skills through training new members of their disciplines.

View the HOUR 2017 Annual Report

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