Students

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

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

We regularly post news, updates, pictures, and information about off-campus opportunities on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us!
"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
Important Dates for Students 2015-2016
9/18      Priority applications due for Work Study
             Research Assistantships

11/11    Spring 2016 URSP Applications Due
12/14    Fall URSP Oral Presentations
2/22      Mentoring & Student Excellence Awards
             Nominations Due

2/24      Summer 2016 URSP Applications Due
5/4        5th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship
5/21      OSCAR 5th Year Anniversary Gala
6/1        Fall 2016 URSP Applications Due

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

News

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. 

 

Recap on an energizing experience at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Recap on an energizing experience at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Erica Aileen Ty could never solve Rubik’s Cube. So when the Mason senior, majoring in dance and communications, thought back to her childhood in Southern California to inspire her choreography research project, she thought of that frustrating puzzle. Erica Ty choreographed and filmed her dance with an OSCAR grant.

 

The Council on Undergraduate Research to Recognize Excellence in Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research to Recognize Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

On January 22, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will be celebrating the achievements in undergraduate research at Allegheny College, George Mason University, and The College of New Jersey.

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