Our Research Program
How it Works
Animal and food science students who have above a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. Approximately 20 students are selected each year.
Students are paired with a mentor based on their research interests. Mentors help students to navigate the research process and to develop critical thinking and communications skills.
- What kind of research can I conduct?
There is a variety of animal science and food science research projects that undergraduate researchers can be a part of, including:
- Animal Health and Wellness
- Food Safety
- Meat Science
- Non-Ruminant Nutrition
- Ruminant Nutrition
- What is the program like?
Students in the program gain hands-on experience through cutting-edge research completed alongside faculty, graduate students, technicians and research unit managers, ranging from laboratory work to field studies.
Our research scholars are paired with a faculty mentor based on their research interests, and have the opportunity to earn up to $500 per semester.
If a research scholar meets the minimum program requirements and receives a faculty mentor recommendation each year, they can continue to be part of the program throughout their undergraduate career.
- Program Requirements
- Must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior with above a 3.0 GPA.
- Research scholars must work a minimum of four hours per week.
- Must maintain a 3.0 GPA minimum.
- Research scholars are required to submit a research proposal to an on-campus agency by their second year in the program. Whether or not the student is successful with the proposal, the student may remain a departmental research scholar and continue working with his/her mentor.
- OSU Research Scholarship Programs