Office Mission

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts (Office of URSA) works to connect undergraduate students interested in conducting research or creative work experiences at OSU by providing tools and resources to engage with professionals, present in symposiums, and interact with scientific or creative communities. The Office of URSA also manages the largest undergraduate research program at OSU, URSA Engage, which connects early-career students (first-year, second-year students, and transfer students in their first year) with dedicated faculty mentors.

Undergraduate research experiences promote student engagement in ways that traditional classroom instruction cannot. Faculty mentors can help students build confidence, develop problem-solving skills, refine career interests, and facilitate important connections for graduate school or employment after graduation.

Engaging in Research: 

Click below for research programs found at OSU, outside of OSU and ways to connect with specific faculty and departments.

Finding College Faculty and Research Depts. 

College Specific Research Programs 

Presenting Your Research:

Now that you have done research, click below to see where you can present your research.

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Beyond OSU

Once you have decided where you want to present your research, click below to see tips, tricks, and suggestions on putting together research posters and 3 minute talks.

Presentation Tools

Office of URSA Programs and Workshops:

URSA Engage (Winter term -Spring term)

Poster and Elevator Pitch Workshop (Spring 2022 Tuesday, April 19th 5:00PM-6:30PM PST and Monday, April 25th 5:00PM-6:30PM PST. Click the button for more information)

Research Ready Workshop (Held in Fall Term and Winter Term)