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.
"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 JenkinsFaculty Member, Higher Education Program
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When Bethany Usher was named associate provost for undergraduate education, she was offered a Merten Hall office that has a window. Usher, though, decided to stay in her windowless second-floor office in the Johnson Center. "The space is active for students and faculty, and being accessible to them is really important," she said.
OSCAR and the Mason community will celebrate the diversity of our undergraduate research and creative projects, and present the OSCAR Mentor Awards, at the Celebration of Student Scholarship on Wednesday, May 9th in CFA lobby!