Students

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

Events

November 24

OSCAR Weekly Office Hours


Johnson Center room 246

December 04

Crim 495: Capstone in Criminal Justice Undergraduate Presentations

5:55 PM
Innovation Hall 132 & Mason Hall D005

December 04

CONS 491: Comprehensive Conservation Planning Student Presentations

1:00 PM
Room 102 of the Academic Center at the SCBI Front Royal campus

December 05
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News

OSCAR November 2014 faculty newsletter

OSCAR November 2014 faculty newsletter

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We're mid-way through the semester, and we just wanted to share a few OSCAR/Students as Scholars news items with you. Please also join us in welcoming two new(ish) members of the OSCAR Team!  

Grave Concerns: Dr. Usher's Research Unearths More than Bones

Grave Concerns: Dr. Usher's Research Unearths More than Bones

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As a kid, George Mason University anthropology professor and Director of Students as Scholars Initiative, Dr. Bethany Usher thought everyone toured cemeteries on family vacations. “We’d see them from the side of the road and pull over to wander around,” she says. “But there was never any morbidity associated with it. It wasn’t an icky thing.”

It did fuel a lifelong curiosity, though, for the director of George Mason’s Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR).

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