Penn IUR welcomes undergraduate students and faculty to join the Undergraduate Urban Research Colloquium (UURC). This innovative research program pairs faculty conducting urban-focused scholarship with undergraduates that have an interest in developing research skills in a semester-long, credit-bearing seminar. The course is cross-listed between Penn Design’s department of City and Regional Planning and the School of Arts and Science’s Urban Studies program. Students and faculty from all across the university are invited to participate. In the past, research projects have ranged from ethnographic studies of Philadelphia nightlife to identifying barriers to walking in disadvantaged neighborhoods to analyzing urban mass transit. UURC student-faculty collaborations have yielded publications in refereed journals, leveraged other research funding, and prepared undergraduates to pursue original research as an extension of the UURC project or in other areas. To learn more, read the UURC Course Description or the UURC Information Pamphlet. To apply for the program, see the UURC Request for Proposals.
Read about the Spring 2017 UURC projects and final presentations.