Welcome to URSA (Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts). This site is a resource for undergradutes and faculty looking to participate in undergraduate research activities. The sidebar at left should lead you to helpful information about research and provide opportunities for research in all areas. Initiatives relating to undergraduate research are described and linked below. If you have any questions regarding these items, please contact Kevin Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-8906.
Research Mentor of the Year - The Office of Undergraduate Research seeks nominations of outstanding faculty research mentors for consideration for OSU's 2014 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year. Complete applications are due April 14. Download nomination materials HERE
Transcript Notation - OSU now offers students who complete a reseasrch or creative project with an OSU professor the opportunity to get this notated on their official transcript. The application is available in the panel at the right. Please note that 1) You do NOT have to wait to be a senior or graduating to apply for transcript notation. You can do this ANYTIME during your OSU career after you complete a research or creative project; 2) If you apply for Transcript Notation, you will not be notified you are getting it. Instead, it will appear on your official OSU transcript about 6 weeks after the close of the term in which you apply. The notification will NOT show on online or unofficial transcripts - only on official transcripts. 3) The application at right is good through the spring term of 2014.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities - A common misconception among students is that there is a "list" of undergraduate research opportunities. With rare exceptions, there is no such list, yet there are MANY opportunities for students to do undergraduate research at OSU. Interested? First, watch the video HERE, then contact Kevin Ahern at email@example.com to get help in getting involved with an OSU professor.
Undergraduate Research Registry - The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology. Any undergraduate may go to http://www.cur.org/projects_and_services/registry/student_register/ to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools or research programs that contract with CUR for this service.