- Getting Involved
- Presentation Opportunities
- Transcript Notation
It will vary by major/discipline. In the sciences, it could be a laboratory research project. In the liberal arts, it might be a creative effort in music, visual, or performance arts. In engineering, it might be the design of a novel device for automating a process. In any case, the project must be overseen and approved by an OSU faculty mentor.
Your OSU faculty mentor for the project. The following are eligible to serve as OSU faculty mentors:
Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are not eligible to serve as the OSU faculty mentor but may mentor undergraduates seeking the “Research Fellow” or “Arts Fellow” along with the OSU faculty mentors.
Yes, but it must be certified by an OSU faculty mentor as meeting the criteria above.
No. The form along with all required documents and signatures must be submitted by noon on Monday of finals week of the term in which you are graduating. The notation cannot be added after you graduate.
Various options satisfy this requirement. These include a presentation at the Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) poster session at OSU in spring term (http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/cue) or at the OSU Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium (http://undergraduate.oregonstate.edu/research/presentation-opportunities/undergraduate-summer-research-symposium). It can also include symposia or conferences organized by OSU Colleges or Departments/Schools or regional, national or international conferences. Other options for communicating your work include publishing your work in a professional journal, doing a public performance (e.g. a recital), or a thesis defense.
A “Research Fellow” will be a student who has engaged in activities leading to uncovering new knowledge or applying existing knowledge to solving problems. An “Arts Fellow” will be a student completing a significant creative project in the arts. Creative works may fall under the performance arts (theater, dance, music, etc.) media (video, film) writing, or the visual arts.
Yes, both notations can be awarded to the same student but not for the same project. The student will need to apply for both forms of notation separately.