This resource is designed for the transfer student who wants to make engaging in research a priority during their time at OSU. We recognize that transfer students begin at OSU at different points throughout the school year. See each term below for different entry points into research during your first year. Keep in mind that there are many different ways to engage in research, beyond those listed here. Please join us at drop-in advising hours to learn more!

  • Begin meeting potential faculty mentors to initiate a research experience. Here are some tips for getting started.

  • Apply for the URSA Engage Program, which takes place from the middle of winter term until the end of spring term.

  • Start looking for summer research or internship programs to apply for! Deadlines for summer programs usually come early in winter term. You can learn about these opportunities by 1) joining the Office of URSA’s listserv to get regular updates about programs, 2) check out NSF’s website about summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs across the country, 3) visit our list of undergraduate research programs at OSU, 4) read emails about opportunities from your academic units, or 5) do a search for programs online.

  • If you identify as a student of color, a first generation college student, or a woman in engineering, consider applying for the STEM Leaders Program before arriving in the fall (applications are due the summer before you begin at OSU).

  • Begin meeting potential faculty mentors to initiate a research experience. Here are some tips for getting started.

  • Apply for summer research or internship programs! Deadlines for summer programs usually come early in winter term. You can learn about these opportunities by:

  1. joining the Office of URSA’s listserv to get regular updates about programs,

  2. check out NSF’s website about summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs across the country,

  3. visit our list of undergraduate research programs at OSU,

  4. read emails about opportunities from your academic unit,

  5. do a search for programs online!