The Office of Undergraduate Research opened in 2013 when Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (EURECA) became Midwestern State University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). 

The office is here to help promote and facilitate undergraduate research experiences for MSU students. There are many different ways to get involved with undergraduate research, so reach out to us today to start your journey! 

Mission Statement

To promote and facilitate undergraduate research by providing incentives and a support system for undergraduate students to engage in high-quality research endeavors and creative activities in an interdisciplinary environment.


  • Promote interdisciplinary & cross-disciplinary research/creative activity collaborative partnerships among students and faculty, to enhance your educational experience.
  • Provide access for all students to learn basic research skills.
  • Provide students opportunities for improvement and implementation of visual, oral, and written communication skills through the Student Forum.

Office Staff

Director: Dr. Stacia Miller Whitworth

Coordinator: Julie Scales

Student Assistant: Joy Ebri

Office Location

Office of Undergraduate Research
Clark Student Center, Rm 161
3410 Taft Blvd
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Director: 940-397-6275
Coordinator: 940-397-6274

Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee

The UGR Advisory Committee was created to advise the Director of Undergraduate Research on all matters related to undergraduate research and creative activity. The UGR Advisory Committee meets monthly and reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Pablo Garcia-Fuentes,

Alternate: Lin Wang,


Bradley Wilson,


Tara Fox,

Alternate: Emily Reeves


Packiaraj Arumugham,


James Masuoka,

Alternate: Pranaya Pokharel,


Alternate: Eric Lynch,

Staff Representative: Dirk Welch, CMC,

Student Representatives:
Victor Marchesi (MCOSME)