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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 Dr. Sujaya Rao at


Transcript Notation - OSU now offers students who complete a research 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 2016.

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 Dr. Sujaya Rao at to get help in getting involved with an OSU professor. Another great source of information for undergrad research is the URSA listserv.  Notices of new opportunities are sent to this list as they become available.  To join the list, send a message to Dr. Rao at the address above and request to be added.