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URSP Student and OSCAR Fellow Jessica Magnotti shares her research at the Celebration of Student Scholarship in May 2013
URSP Student and OSCAR Fellow Jessica Magnotti shares her research at the Celebration of Student Scholarship, May 2013

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


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

News

OSCAR Grant Assists in Capturing Data on the Next Generation of Mole Salamanders

OSCAR Grant Assists in Capturing Data on the Next Generation of Mole Salamanders

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Integrative Studies major Melissa (Mimi) Fuerst spent her summer working at the pool—a vernal pool near Warrenton, VA, that is. Thanks to a second grant from George Mason University’s Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR), Fuerst has been able to continue her research on mole salamanders on the Piedmont. 

Mason and OSCAR Shine at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Mason and OSCAR Shine at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Friday, August 15, 2014

When the Council on Undergraduate Research met for its 16th national conference this year in Washington, D.C., it was the culmination of months of organizing by planning committee co-chair and director of George Mason University’s Students as Scholars initiative, Bethany Usher

OSCAR Excellence Award Winner Named to Bloomberg ‘Hall of Fame’

OSCAR Excellence Award Winner Named to Bloomberg ‘Hall of Fame’

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

For School of Management accounting and finance major Inderbir Bal, April 21 was the pinnacle of his academic journey. Not only was he notified that he placed in the top five of 2,200 test takers in the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) in the Americas region, but he also heard that he won the OSCAR Student Excellence Award from George Mason University, was contacted by an anonymous employer through BAT requesting information from him and even beat his personal best on the Burke Lake Golf Course. 

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