Undergraduate Research Consortium


Sponsored jointly by

NASA WV Space Grant Consortium & School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Shepherd University creates a community of learners who integrate teaching, scholarship, and learning into

their lives. In order to create challenging, relevant experiences, inside and outside of the classroom, the University continually evaluates and assesses student learning. We recognize and accommodate diverse learning styles and perspectives necessary for global understanding.


Shepherd University fosters environments in which students, faculty, staff, and members of the community engage with each other to form mutually beneficial relationships. We believe that meaningful engagement,

with ideas and with people, promotes deep learning and nurtures critical thought. In accordance with the above mission, the Undergraduate Research Consortium (URC) was created in order to provide a formal avenue to conduct quality undergraduate research in STEM fields. We are confident that URC will serve as an important vehicle to enhance student learning.

Mission Statement

The mission of URC is to promote quality undergraduate research in the natural sciences, mathematics, computer science and engineering under the guidance of professors resulting in publications in undergraduate research journals and/or presentations in professional conferences.

Contact Us

Professor Reza Mirdamadi, Department Chair

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: 304-876-5368; Fax: 304-876-5028