Gain Research Experience

Undergraduate research is an excellent way to engage with your professors and answer cutting-edge questions, all while gaining valuable experience and building your CV for application to future programs. If you are thinking about continuing on with your education after graduation, engagement in research can significantly increase your chances of being accepted to your program of choice. Additionally, both in an undergraduate and in a graduate program, previous participation in research bolsters your ability to think dynamically, a key to success in both your academic pursuits and in life.

Student Applications Due January 11

OSU-Cascades participates in the URSA Engage, a research program specifically designed to pair early career undergraduates (freshman and sophomores), and transfer students in their first year at OSU, with faculty research projects and funding. Follow the steps here to apply.

Projects at OSU-Cascades

Software Engineering (database-backed web applications and exploring new tools/languages)
Mentor: Yong Bakos
Department: Computer Science
Email: yong.bakos@osucascades.edu

Child Welfare Research, Child Well-Being and Resilience Research
Mentor:
Brianne Kothari
Department: Human Development and Family Sciences
Email: brianne.kothari@osucascades.edu

Fostering Resilience among Children, Families, and Communities Facing Adversity
Mentor: Shannon Lipscomb
Department: Human Development and Family Sciences
Email: shannon.lipscomb@osucascades.edu

Analyzing Microbial Community Structure, Function, Diversity, and Abundance from Various Environments
Mentor:
Patrick Ball
Co-mentor: Bruce S. Seal
Department: Biology
Email: pat.ball@osucascades.edu

Studying Gene Regulation and Epigenetics using Fungal Model Organisms
Mentor:
Kristina Smith
Department: Biology
Email: kristina.smith@osucascades.edu

Veterinary Medicine – Establishing Clinical Reference Ranges for Red Wolves (Canis rufus)
Mentor: Heather Broughton
Department: Biology
Email: heather.broughton@osucascades.edu

Resources

More details for each project

If you are interested in joining a project, contact the faculty mentor at the email address above. Example email template and resources