University of Nevada, Reno

Office of Undergraduate and
Interdisciplinary Research

We are

Fostering an environment of discovery and scholarship for all undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.
Interdisciplinary programs and research provide unique opportunities for students and faculty to address complex research issues of critical importance.

What we do

Our office houses the Academy for the Environment which serves as a hub of interdisciplinary research for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty, with a focus on the environment and issues of sustainability.

Through the University's Sustainability Committee, the Academy for the Environment also promotes sustainable practices on campus in the areas of energy, transportation, campus life and curriculum.


Our areas

Academy for the Environment
Interdisciplinary research for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty, with a focus on the environment—especially Lake Tahoe and the Great Basin—and issues of sustainability. 

Undergraduate Research
Our mission is to help students learn the skills needed to conduct research; facilitate student participation in the search for new knowledge; motivate talented students and recruit them to graduate school; and create a sense of community among student scholars and their mentors.

Interdisciplinary Environmental Graduate Programs
Our mission is to promote, support and publicize the research conducted by graduate students participating in the University's interdisciplinary environmental graduate programs.

Campus Sustainability
Universities can be models of behavior for a society struggling with significant issues.  Enhancing and sustaining Nevada's environmental quality is one of the goals identified in goal six of the University's strategic plan.