All of the resources you need to find research within individual colleges here at OSU.

College of Agricultural Sciences

Program Description:

This funding will support research opportunities for undergraduates who are engaging in formal research for the first time. While open to all undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who are engaging in research for the first time, freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfer students are especially encouraged to apply for this support. The objective of the Beginning Researchers Support Program is to enable undergraduates to explore research experiences under the guidance of a faculty researcher.

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Contact:

Wanda Crannell: [email protected] 

 

Program Description:

The Undergraduate Learning Experiences in Working with Big Data in Agriculture Internship summer program aims to provide undergraduate students classroom and experiential learning experiences in working with big data relevant to agricultural research and extension. Students will get first hand experience to gain an understanding of the scientific process, the appropriate use of quantitative methods, and an ability to work in teams and communicate effectively across disciplines.

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Program Description:

The Branch Experiment Stations are off-campus research facilities located across Oregon.  They are located in regions of Oregon where they can have the most impact in helping stakeholders (farmers, ranchers, fishermen, food processing entrepreneurs) to address the critical issues specific to that locale.  

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Contact:

Wanda Crannell: [email protected] 

Program Description:

The Continuing Researchers Support Program provides funding assistance for faculty and undergraduate students who are seeking support for a semi-independent research project. The student applicant identifies a faculty member to work with and to develop a research/work proposal. Proposals for this support should include evidence of strong faculty/student collaboration, previous student research experience, and a research topic in line with the ongoing research of the faculty and in service to the university.

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Contact:

Wanda Crannell: [email protected]

Program Description:

The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students who enter Ph.D. programs to pursue careers in university teaching and research by providing research opportunities to undergraduates that have been underserved.  Program objectives include: to provide students with the preparation to become research scholars; to stimulate serious consideration of graduate study; and to increase the number of successful underserved applicants and subsequent enrollment of these students in graduate school.

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Contact:

Dr. Joseph Spatafora: [email protected] 

Program Description:

Students accepted to the internship will participate in a research project conducted under the guidance of EMT faculty, and interact with faculty, graduate students and other scientists at OSU in a variety of venues that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive graduate programs in toxicology and related fields. 

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Contact:

Mary Mucia: [email protected] 

Program Description:

The goal of the OSG Summer Scholars Program is to contribute to a diverse ocean workforce that understands technical and social challenges facing coastal communities and the natural environment. The program helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate school, as well as careers in marine science, policy, management and outreach. Scholars can assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analyses, research, policy development, and outreach and public engagement efforts.

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Contact:

Jenny Engels: [email protected] 

Program Description:

The Oregon Wine Research Institute (OWRI) at Oregon State University offers an annual competitive program to fund undergraduate research internships in areas related to viticulture, enology, and economics. The goal is to provide highly-motivated undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn and actively participate in research related to grape and wine production. Scholars will have the opportunity to gain a broader learning experience outside of the classroom by working directly within the lab and/or research program of an OWRI faculty mentor.

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Contact: 

Denise Dewey: [email protected] 

Program Description:

The OSU STEM Leaders Program is designed to increase the diversity and success of undergraduates in STEM fields at OSU. This is accomplished through an orientation course, cohort-based workshops, peer mentoring with upper division STEM students, and faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences for freshmen and transfer students.

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College of Business

Program Description:

The Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights (formerly named the C2C Marketing Lab) provides professional market research and consulting services in order to provide insight into markets, businesses and today’s consumers. Work directly with faculty, industry professionals and other potential employers. All backgrounds and experience levels are weclome to apply. We provide opportunities for growth and challenging experiences for everyone from freshmen to graduate students. All disciplines are welcome to apply (e.g. business, marketing, social research, engineering, media productions, anthropology, sociology, etc.)

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Program Description:

The Center for Supply Chain Management at the College of Business is a multidisciplinary knowledge platform to launch and promote research and education in the fields of supply chain management and analytics. We demonstrate thought leadership and knowledge creation through partnerships with industry, experiential learning for students, and executive education.

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Contact:

Christine Roth: [email protected] 

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Program Description:

During this 10-week internship, you will be matched with an Oregon business to conduct research that can help improve efficiency, save money, and reduce waste. Project topics include energy or water audits, toxics reduction, green chemistry, and life cycle assessment.

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Program Description:

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students the unique opportunity to work on individual research projects, and participate in group field trips, seminars and science colloquia over a nine week period at CEOAS under the guidance of university scientists, who serve as mentors.

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Contact:

Kaplan Yalcin: [email protected] 

Program Description:

SURP funds are available to support undergraduate research in CEOAS. Available through an application/approval process, these funds are used to pay for supplies, expenses, analytical work, and travel costs related to an undergraduate research project. Examples include travel to field sites, laboratory supplies, analysis fees, etc.

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Contact:

Erin Lieuallen: [email protected] 

College of Engineering

Program Description:

The Johnson Internship is available to First-Year students that have declared a CBEE major at the end of Spring 2022 term and registered for CBEE 211 in Fall 2022 or CBEE 280 in Summer 2022. In order to be competitive for summer positions after the sophomore year of schooling, they need to have demonstrated mastery of skills not taught or practiced at other schools, and this is what is provided by the Johnson Internship in the summer following the students first year in the CBEE program, when it is difficult to obtain a meaningful engineering internship.

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Contact: 

Patrick Geoghegan: [email protected]

 

Program Description:
The Engineering for Bouncing Back (EBB) and Clean Water Initiative (CWI) programs will provide research experiences for undergraduates (REU) in hand-on and interdisciplinary research on building resilient communities. Students will work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities. In addition, students will participate in cohort-building activities such as field trips to communities facing unique challenges in resilience and film nights focused on community resilience stories. 

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Contact: 

Dr. Tala Navab-Daneshmand: [email protected] 

Program Description:
We offer research experiences in all areas of robotics, for students with backgrounds in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social science, or any closely related fields.

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Contact: 

Naomi Fitter: [email protected] 

College of Forestry

Program Description:
The Mentored Employment Program (MEP) provides College of Forestry (CoF) undergraduate students paid opportunities to work with CoF faculty members on a variety of research projects, lab work, and/or field experiences. These types of experiences enhance students' professional skills, build important mentor/protégé relationships and guidance while assisting faculty with important work.

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Contact: 

Brooke Harrington: [email protected]

Program Description:

The OSU STEM Leaders Program is designed to increase the diversity and success of undergraduates in STEM fields at OSU. This is accomplished through an orientation course, cohort-based workshops, peer mentoring with upper division STEM students, and faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences for freshmen and transfer students.

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[email protected] 

Program Description:

The SUGAR Program is a summer term opportunity for CoF undergraduate students to work with CoF graduate students. Work could include assistance with thesis, dissertation, capstone projects or other research projects (data collection, data analysis, data entry, laboratory work, and literature review). 

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Program Description:

This is one of the forestry department’s many programs that are focused on the science, technology, engineering and business practices that help society sustainably meet the world’s needs for renewable materials and help ensure the global competitiveness of American business. The program is funded by the USDA’s Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates grant program. The application opens during the winter term each year.

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College of Pharmacy

Program Description:
Opportunities are available to participate in hands-on bench research in the College of Pharmacy in laboratories that seek to discover new medicines, novel and innovative means of drug delivery,  new targets for drug therapy, and to improve current drug therapy regime for patients.  

Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences may also be contacted directly by students with specific research preferences.

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Contact: 

Arup Indra: [email protected] 

Noelle Cummings: [email protected] 

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Program Description:
The vision of the OSU Center for Healthy Aging Research is to become nationally and internationally known for innovative research, education, and outreach that enhances quality of life for older adults, their families, and society. Center researchers from multiple OSU departments join together to plan, coordinate, and conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary studies designed to optimize the health and well-being of aging individuals and their families.

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Contact: 

OSU Center for Healthy Aging: [email protected] 

Program Description:
Engage in research activities that align with your discipline in public health and the human sciences through the Faculty-Mentored Research Opportunity HHS 003. This non-credit undergraduate research course allows you to participate in a faculty research project and/or design your own research project in consultation with a faculty mentor. Because it is non-credit, this new course offers you a method to engage in innovative experiences without accruing tuition charges.

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Contact: 

Susan Emerson: [email protected] 

College of Science

Program Description:

The Alexei Lubchenco Menge Fellowship is a special funding opportunity for OSU biology and zoology majors engaging in summer field research in ecology under the guidance of an Integrative Biology faculty member. This fellowship was founded in memory of Alexei Lubchenco Menge thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor and Alexei’s friends and family. The goal of the fellowship is to facilitate a transformative learning experience for an emerging scientist and advance OSU research.

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Contact: 

Gabs James: [email protected]

Program Description:

The purpose of the program is to give a team of three motivated and skilled students an immersive research and professional development experience in number theory. As part of the program, students will receive research mentoring, professional development, and attend seminars on a variety of topics. We encourage students to present their work at professional conferences after the program.

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Program Description:

The [email protected] is designed to prepare undergraduate students for graduate research careers in the statistical sciences. Students will have the opportunity to learn about statistical and computational sciences and will engage in a research project in one of several topics.

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Contact: 

Javier Rojo: [email protected]

Program Description:

The OSU STEM Leaders Program is designed to increase the diversity and success of undergraduates in STEM fields at OSU. This is accomplished through an orientation course, cohort-based workshops, peer mentoring with upper division STEM students, and faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences for freshmen and transfer students.

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Program Description:

Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, known as SURE Science, offers scholarship support so students gain a stimulating research experience that enhances their academic experience. Take advantage of hundreds of summer research opportunities to work alongside faculty for an engaging, hands-on learning experience. All College of Science undergraduate students are welcome to apply.

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Contact: 

Gabs James: [email protected] 

Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine

Program Description:
Research is fundamental for science education. The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine offers an opportunity to perform health-related research in its laboratories during the summer. The program is open to all undergraduate students and it is supported by internal funds

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Contact: 

Patrick Chappell: [email protected] 

Honors College

Description:

Honors College undergraduates in need of financial support for research expenses or participation in professional conferences can apply for an Honors Experience Scholarship. In order to be eligible for these scholarships and grants, students must be enrolled and in good standing with the Honors College through the time of the experience.

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OSU Cascades

Description:

The Layman Fellowship Program aims to increase student engagement in experiential learning through research and scholarship mentored by OSU-Cascades faculty. All OSU-Cascades students are eligible.

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Contact: 

Dr. Chris Hagen: [email protected]