One of the many amazing characteristics of Oregon State UniversityÂ is the opportunity for students to engage in real research during their college experience. OSU has a long tradition of research as aÂ centerÂ for academic learningÂ andÂ our strongÂ commitment to expanding this is reflected in major increases in research funding over the last 10 years.Â Researchers at OSU earned more than $275 million (Yes that is over 1/4 Billion Dollars)Â in scientific contracts and grants in 2009-10, which is an amount roughly double what OSU attracted in research funding only 10 years ago.
â€œOur faculty raise the bar and set new records year after year as they relentlessly expand and deepen the impact of our universityâ€™s research program, competing and succeeding at the highest levels in academia,â€ said OSU President Edward J. Ray. â€œOur efforts in earth ecosystems, health and wellness and economic progress and throughout the arts and sciences provide a strategic focus for our research endeavors that contribute not only to our overall success, but toward growing recognition of the excellence of our faculty in these areas.”
Students coming to OSU can expect to find endless opportunities to engage in research, whether it is through paid internships, lab assistantships or class projects. Undergraduates and Graduate students play a pivotal role in the continued success of research on the OSU campus and is one of the exciting aspects of joining a major research institution.