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.

News

Celebrating research, opening minds - NCUR 2017

Celebrating research, opening minds - NCUR 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

 At its root, the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research is a learning experience. At least that's how Samira Lloyd sees it.

Mason Impact Hits the Summer with Eight Summer Team Projects

Mason Impact Hits the Summer with Eight Summer Team Projects

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Mason graduate is an Engaged Citizen and Well-rounded Scholar who is Prepared to Act

OSCAR, in support of this mission, has assisted in the implementation of eight Summer Team Projects that will engage students in real research while on a small team working closely with faculty.

At the same time, the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) enters another summer semester with 27 funded projects.

Research Teaches Undergrads to Ask the Right Questions

Research Teaches Undergrads to Ask the Right Questions

Friday, May 19, 2017

A write-up of our 6th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship shows why it's important for undergraduates to participate in research.

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