Here are a few steps you can take to get started:
– Think about topics you are interested in and questions you
might have about these topics.
(e.g. I am interested in whales. I wonder why certain
species of whales are declining while others are growing.)
– Research online to learn more about these topics to refine
your questions or to develop more questions!
– Identify which OSU departments might have faculty
exploring issues that are of interest to you.
(e.g. there may be faculty in Biology or Fisheries and
Wildlife that do research on whales.)
SIDE NOTE: Keep in mind that you do not necessarily have
to collaborate with faculty at OSU. You can also: 1) look
for a mentor at a local institution or 2) check out
programs like REUs that you may be eligible for.
– Do a Google search for specific OSU departments that might
have potential faculty mentors.
For example, this page was found by Google searching
“OSU, faculty, biology”.