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Undergraduate Math Research

Six undergraduate students who participated in URSA in 2019. They are standing on the stairwell in the Student Experience Center.

Performing undergraduate research is one of the very best ways to make the most out of your college experience. It will empower you to take the tools you learn in the classroom and apply them to real-world problems, all while building invaluable mentoring relationships with faculty in a professional setting.

For more than 25 years, the mathematics department has been proud to partner with the National Science Foundation to host Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Remember to explore the additional funding opportunities from OSU and the College of Science which can help you get paid while doing the research you love!

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The federal government funds many programs where undergraduates can study mathematics and other sciences. Among these are the REU programs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates), usually offered for 8 to 10 weeks in the summer. OSU has offered a REU Program in Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science nearly every summer since 1987!
Learn more about the REU Program here 

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

The College of Science offers scholarship support through Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), where students gain a stimulating research experience that enhances their academic experience. SURE Science helps students take on an active role in research, build connections by working alongside scientists and researchers, and provides hands-on learning experiences.
Learn more about the SURE Science program and how to apply 

Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts (URSA)

The URSA Engage program provides funding for undergraduate students to work alongside mathematics faculty on mathematical research projects. URSA Engage is designed to establish mentoring relationships for undergraduates early in their academic programs at OSU and provide students opportunities to pursue research under the guidance of an OSU faculty member.

Learn more about URSA Engage and how to apply 

Going above and beyond in undergraduate research