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

News

Teaching through undergraduate research with Dr. Bethany Usher

Teaching through undergraduate research with Dr. Bethany Usher

Friday, December 19, 2014

Getting students engaged in research is one of the ways we can make their learning experiences more tangible and more profound. In this Teaching Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Bethany Usher talks about what happens when we turn students into scholars. 

Graduating seniors, including three URSP students, share advice in Mason highlights

Graduating seniors, including three URSP students, share advice in Mason highlights

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mason News asked five members of the winter 2014 graduating class to recount some of the highlights of their college years and offer some advice to current Mason students.  Here’s what they had to say. 

OSCAR Student Studies Our Nearest Star, Dreams of Space Exploration

OSCAR Student Studies Our Nearest Star, Dreams of Space Exploration

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fall 2014 URSP Student Jenna Zink keeps her eye on the sun. She’s watching for solar assaults as our nearest star uses the Earth for target practice, knocking out satellites and power grids with direct hits.

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