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.

Current Research Projects

Other Research Opportunities

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

Presentation Tools

History of URSA

History of URSA

URSA Programs 

URSA Engage(Winter term - Spring term)



URSA Engage Informational Workshop(Fall Term)

Research Ready Workshop (Fall Term and Winter Term)

Poster and Elevator Pitch Workshop (Spring Term)


Oregon State University provides in-person and on-site learning, teaching, work, programs and activities to help individuals manage their risk of COVID-19.

To learn more about Beaver Booster Blitz, self-test kits, isolation guidelines, and more click here

Office of URSA on Beaver Tracks!


Interested in hands-on learning? Want to find solutions to questions no one knows the answers to? This is the episode for you! In this final episode of Season 3, Delta and Cori cover URSA, Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts. They are joined by Stephanie Ramos who is the Associate Director of URSA and the Program Coordinator for STEM leaders to talk all things research at OSU!


Resources for Students

Resources for Students

Here you will find resources available to students on ways to contact professors, interview to join research labs, and more.