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.

Ways to get Involved in Research

Presenting Your Research

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

Opportunities to Present

Presentation Tools

Resources for Students

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

Resources for Students

History of URSA

History of URSA

Interested in how the Office of URSA began?  Click here to learn more about our comprehensive history and how we became who we are today.

URSA Programs 

URSA Engage(Winter term - Spring term)

Are you a first year, second year, or transfer student in your first year looking to get started in undergraduate research? Check out our URSA Engage page!

URSA Workshops


Unsure what steps to take on getting started in research or what steps to take to move from one research opportunity to another? Join us in one or more of our workshops to learn more!



In this episode, we’re joined by Stephanie Ramos, Associate Director of URSA & STEM Leaders Program Coordinator at Oregon State University. We’ll discuss the value of engaging in research projects as a student and the various research experiences available to online learners.

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