Students

The Mason Graduate is an engaged citizen, a well-rounded scholar, and is prepared to act. Participating in undergraduate research and creative activities prepares you for the world in all these areas.

 Advice for new Research Assistants

-Advice from experienced Research Assistants


OSCAR supports students by:

  • helping them find a project and mentor
  • funding undergraduate research and creative projects
  • providing student travel grants
  • supporting interdisciplinary courses
  • hosting the Celebration of Scholarship
  • sharing information about undergraduate research opportunities

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"Regardless of what you end up finding
out, there is so much that you learn from
just trying to do research." - Daniel Bond URSP Awardee, Spring 2012
Amanda Hanelli presents her research at the Celebration of Student Scholarship, May 5, 2015
Amanda Hanelli presenting at the Celebration of Student Scholarship, May 5, 2015
Important Dates for Students 2016-2017
9/16      Priority applications due for Work Study
             Research Assistantships

11/09    Spring 2017 URSP Applications Due
12/16    Fall URSP Oral Presentations
3/01      Mentoring & Student Excellence Awards
             Nominations Due

2/22      Summer 2017 URSP Applications Due
5/9        6th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship
5/31      Fall 2017 URSP Applications Due

             *USTF Applications are accepted throughout
               the year, at least one month prior to travel.

Events

January 02
December 16
December 16
February 01

URSP Proposal Writing Workshop

1:00 PM
Fenwick Library Room 1014A

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News

URSP and USTF recipient Kelsey Rivers & mentor Anna Pollack presented their longevity research

URSP and USTF recipient Kelsey Rivers & mentor Anna Pollack presented their longevity research

Friday, November 11, 2016

Women who give birth may be biologically "older" than women who don't, a new study suggests. For the study, the researchers analyzed information from 1,556 U.S. women ages 20 to 44 who took part in a national survey from 1999 to 2002, which involved giving blood samples.

Undergrads Find Persistence is Key to Their Research Successes

Undergrads Find Persistence is Key to Their Research Successes

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Academic celebrations are typically chronicles of success. But at the annual Celebration of Student Scholarship, held May 4 at the Center for the Arts, a surprising theme was failure. That’s because even successful research, as hundreds of Mason undergraduates learn each year, often involves rounds of repeated failures—necessary steps on the path to the final result. 

 

4VA Funded Students published on AHA Today

4VA Funded Students published on AHA Today

Friday, December 2, 2016

Scott Saunders and Ian Criman have published findings of their collaborative research in the American Historical Association blog. Each student worked with a group that focused on a different topic pertaining to tuberculosis.

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