Are you interested in paid research? You’ve come to the right place! The goal of URSA Engage is to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 to support the project. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2019 through the end of spring term 2019 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week).
Everything you need to know is live on our website!
There are over 120 amazing projects on our website for you to look through, including those that involve:
improving models for fuel combustion
developing Monte Carlo simulations
exploring overuse injuries in Division I athletes
producing a short documentary film on the history of the visual and literary arts at OSU
investigating the role of plants in shaping coastal habitats
So, now what do you do? Here are the steps:
1. Go to the URSA Engage website and read through the faculty mentor project descriptions.
2. RSVP and attend one of our facilitated informational/networking workshops (not required but highly recommended). Each faculty mentor project description will tell you which workshop that faculty mentor will be attending.
Reach out to faculty via email and set up a meeting to discuss applying to the program.
3. Once you find a mentor, have your faculty mentor read your final application and sign the Faculty Mentor Approval Form, which will need to be attached.
4. Submit the program application!
****We’re here to help! Come to our undergraduate research drop-in advising hours if you have any questions about emailing a faculty mentor, filling out the application, etc.! (Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00-2:00pm in Waldo 140)****