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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.  If you have any questions regarding these items, please contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu 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

Undergraduate Research Student of the Year - The Office of Undergraduate Research seeks nominations of outstanding students in all disciplines doing undergraduate research for consideration for OSU's 2014 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year. Complete nominations are due April 16. Download nomination materials HERE

CUE 2014 is Coming! - The 2014 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence poster fair is coming to the MU Quad on May 15.  Register HERE.  Registration is due no later than April 25.  Please note that URSA ENGAGE recipients and anyone being considered for Undergraduate Researcher of the Year must participate in CUE. 

Seeking Ambassadors for 2014-15 - The Office of Undergraduate Research at OSU seeks applications from OSU undergraduates in all majors who are engaged in research, engagement, or creative endeavors outside of the classroom to serve as Ambassadors of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts (URSA) for the 2014-15 school year. Ambassadors of URSA will represent OSU research and creativity at campus and community events to help promote and expand undergraduate research and creativity efforts across the campus.  To download the application, click 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 HERE.  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.

URISC for Fall, Winter, Spring 14-15The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2014-15. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: May 5.

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2014. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission Deadline: Feb. 17.
 
Thank you,
Debbie

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 ahernk@onid.orst.edu to get help in getting involved with an OSU professor.

OSU Libraries & Press Intern (Summer 2014) - OSU Libraries & Press seeks an undergraduate intern, under the supervision of the program manager, to assist with programming, developing web pages, conducting usability/features tests and writing software scripts for the OSU ScholarsArchive. The skills required for this position include CSS, HTML5, and jQuery. However, any undergraduate student who is interested in web development and has a strong desire to learn is welcome to apply. This is a part-time internship (20 hours a week), paying $14.00 an hour.  For more information about the internship and application materials, please link to http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/internships/undergraduate-research  

OSU Libraries & Press Archival Photograph Collection Intern (Summer 2014) - OSU Libraries & Press seeks an undergraduate intern for Summer Term 2014 to assist in the processing and description of Gerald W. Williams Collection photograph albums that relate to the U.S. Forest Service, and Pacific Northwest forestry and environmental history.  The intern will review photographs, analyze the content, conduct outside research as required, select photographs for digitization and write narrative descriptions that synthesize the content. This is a part-time internship (10 hours a week), paying $10.00 per hour.  For more information about the internship and application materials, please link to http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/internships/undergraduate-research  

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.