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The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) is the home of the Students as Scholars initiative, and is located on the second floor of Johnson Center in room 246.  

Students as Scholars is Mason's undergraduate research and creative activities initiative.  Mason faculty from many disciplines refer to their academic work as scholarship, and we consider ourselves scholars. Students as Scholars is our way of giving undergraduate students an invitation to participate in research and creative activities, both within and beyond the classroom.

Students as Scholars
provides George Mason University with the opportunity to connect our students with our faculty and to the research and creative mission of the institution. This initiative aims to foster a culture of student scholarship through increased participation in and celebration of scholarly activities. Students will see their education as a process of scholarly inquiry, where scholarship is valued as a core practice of the Mason student experience.

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"Scholarship is something that helps people in some way, whether it helps them to understand something, whether it helps them to become something, whether it helps them to do something." - Toby Jenkins Faculty Member, Higher Education Program

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Celebrating research, opening minds - NCUR 2017

Celebrating research, opening minds - NCUR 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

 At its root, the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research is a learning experience. At least that's how Samira Lloyd sees it.

Mason Impact Hits the Summer with Eight Summer Team Projects

Mason Impact Hits the Summer with Eight Summer Team Projects

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Mason graduate is an Engaged Citizen and Well-rounded Scholar who is Prepared to Act

OSCAR, in support of this mission, has assisted in the implementation of eight Summer Team Projects that will engage students in real research while on a small team working closely with faculty.

At the same time, the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) enters another summer semester with 27 funded projects.

Research Teaches Undergrads to Ask the Right Questions

Research Teaches Undergrads to Ask the Right Questions

Friday, May 19, 2017

A write-up of our 6th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship shows why it's important for undergraduates to participate in research.

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