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
OSU has a number of research scholarship programs that undergraduate students can apply for.
Do you have questions about our Undergraduate Research Scholar program? We're here to help you!
UGRS Program Coordinators
Ranjith Ramanathan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Stein - email@example.com