11/08/2017- Spring 2018 URSP Applications Due
2/21/2018 - Summer 2018 URSP Applications Due
2/28/2018 - Nominations Due for Mentoring
03/07/2018 - Course Curriculum SDG Applications Due
4/11/2018 - RS Course Designation Applications Due
05/08/2018 - You’re Invited: OSCAR’s 7th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship
5/30/2018 - Fall 2018 URSP Applications Due
2017 OSCAR Student Excellence Award Winners
Being a part of undergraduate research has exposed me to an extraordinary research environment working closely with other undergraduates, master and doctoral students. It has brought to me a great passion for research. I urge [undergraduates] to take advantage of the opportunities it provides.
Undergraduate research has given me understanding and familiarity with the field of physical anthropology. My inquiry has broadened my perspective on what this means and has shown me the multiple dimensions of the discipline. My experiences as an undergraduate scholar have been the most rewarding part of my college career.
Leila Martinez Bentley
These research pursuits have allowed me to have hands on experiences working in my discipline that stretch beyond what I have learned in the classroom. I firmly believe that getting involved with research has made my undergraduate experience more well-rounded and fulfilling.
I sought out research opportunities because I did not have any experience in mathematics research. The research project was so enjoyable…because of my experiences, I have decided to begin a Ph.D. program in mathematics in the fall.
Conducting research has been one of the most important experiences of my undergraduate career, as it has developed my ability to think critically, question assumptions, and gain specialized knowledge about a field of interest. Through my research I have grappled with some of the most perplexing topics in policy today in an effort to contribute to finding reasonable and effective policy solutions.
The research opportunities I’ve had at Mason have transformed me as a human being, and my views about the purpose of research have completely changed. I am humbled by my scholarly and creative experiences at George Mason, and I will always use my research to raise awareness and help people who are in need.
I began my bioengineering degree at Mason with one goal: to integrate my passion for international development, policy, and technology. Although my coursework facilitated building a foundation in engineering concepts, research has been the key to my growth as a design thinker. Learning to be a meticulous and curious researcher provides me with confidence to pursue a M.D.-Ph.D. and a career in research.