Carnegie Mellon University

 

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development draws on a long history at Carnegie Mellon, starting in 1989, that recognizes the value and importance of research as a centerpiece of undergraduate education. The office provides seed funds for undergraduate research projects, recognizes students conducting research, funds undergraduates presenting their findings at academic conferences, and presents an annual undergraduate research symposium. The programs are available to students from each of the University’s six undergraduate colleges. The Office has proven extremely successful in encouraging students to pursue graduate studies and research careers. 

Our staff also works with current Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students and alumni in fulfilling their intellectual and professional goals by pursuing nationally competetive scholarships and fellowships.  We promote awareness of external scholarship and fellowship opportunities; advising; writing support; overall management of the process; and interview preparation.  

RIchelle Bernazzoli

Dr. RIchelle Bernazzoli

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development

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Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Cyert Hall A64
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Richelle supports students in their academic and professional development through research, international study, and competitive postgraduate opportunities.  She supports SURA, SURG and SURF students through the research process and also provides advising and application support to students applying to a range of national and international scholarships and fellowships.  Richelle began her career at Carnegie Mellon in 2016.

Jen Weidenhof

Jen Weidenhof

Business Administrator & Operations Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development

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Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Cyert Hall A64
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Jen is responsible for all administrative aspects of the office, including budgeting, website production, and event planning. She also plans all logistics for the annual Meeting of the Minds undergraduate research symposium. Jen came to Carnegie Mellon in 2006.