What is URSA?

URSA stands for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts. We are a unit that helps to facilitate undergraduate engagement in scholarly and creative projects mentored by faculty in all disciplines at Oregon State University.

Benefits of Engaging

Engaging in undergraduate research or creative projects helps students build confidence, develop problem-solving skills, and establish mentoring relationships with faculty members. It augments an undergraduate student’s coursework at OSU and makes students more competitive, nationally and internationally.

Have Questions?

Join us for drop-in URSA advising in Waldo 140 

  • Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-3 pm

  • Advising will not be offered from Dec 18-Jan 1

Email us at ugr@oregonstate.edu

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Upcoming Deadlines and Events

  • Student applications to URSA Engage due Jan. 15. Apply here!
  • The process of getting involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty member can be intimidating, especially for students who are new to OSU. We’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at OSU and how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of OSU professors about what they look for in undergraduates who ask to join their teams. RSVP here for our Research Ready workshop on Jan. 17 (5:30-7:00 pm).