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

April 04
April 06

NCUR2017


University of Memphis

April 10

VSE Research Celebration

5:30 PM
JC Dewberry Hall

April 12

Poster Making Workshop

2:00 PM
Johnson Center room G

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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.

She doesn't have a view, but still has a vision

She doesn't have a view, but still has a vision

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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.

 

You're Invited: OSCAR's 6th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship

You're Invited: OSCAR's 6th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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! 

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