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The Freshman Research Scholars Program

universities offer to students interested in the dynamic activity of a comprehensive     H o w t o a p p l y

By elevating their education with real hands-on

distinguish themselves as leaders capable

Incoming freshmen must submit an application for The Freshman Research Scholars Program on or before March 1 of the upcoming academic

of contributing to the scholarly community in

year. Materials needed for application can be

ways that coursework alone cannot.

found on our website at

Such discovery learning complements a well-

scholardevelopment.okstate.edu/

rounded course load by providing the critical

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opportunity to apply fundamental skills. Connections made through FRS often lead to rewarding long-term relationships with like-minded students and faculty.

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Office of Scholar Development and Recognition Spring 2009 Research Colloquium

Oklahoma State University 260 Student Union Stillwater, OK 74078-7047 p (405) 744-7313 f (405) 744-6802 e schdev@okstate.edu w http://scholardevelopment.okstate.edu/ “The only way to make the most of

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your college experience is to make the most of it from the beginning.”

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  FALL SEMESTER  Learn basic research ethics and methodology in a college-specific orientation course taught by tenured facul t y resea rcher s

The Freshman Research Scholars Program

 Identi f y mentor s in you r f ield of stud y to g u ide

F R S pr ovide s a n opp or t uni t y for a ppr ox ima tely six t y br igh t , ambi t ious s t uden t s t o ex tend t heir educ a t ion beyond t he cla s sr o om by engaging in cu t t ing- edge r e s ea r ch under t he guidance o f innova t ive f acul t y r e s ea r cher s.

you in the pur sui t of your resea rch interests

  SPRING SEMESTER  Implement the research plan developed in the fa l l u nder the g u id a n ce of you r mentor

O S U under s t a nds t ha t s t uden t s w ho gr adua te wi t hou t re s ear ch ex per ience have no t t a ken f ull ad va n t age o f all t ha t a c ompr ehensive r e s ea r ch univer si t y ha s t o o f fer, s o O S U leads t he way in supp or t ing under gr adua te r e s ea r ch in all f ields o f s t ud y.

 S h a r e t h e r e s u l t s o f y o u r r e s e a r c h i n a p e e rlevel colloquium at the end of the semester

Freshman Research Make your first year about more than satisfying general education requirements. Beyond FRS Pa r ti cipa nts in FR S a re u n iquel y prepa red to t a ke a d v a n t a g e o f O S U ’s ex t e n s i v e r e s e a r c h oppor tuni ties for undergraduates. Each yea r a p p r o x i m a t e l y s i x t y o f O S U ’s m o s t i n n o v a t i v e s c h o l a r s a r e a w a r d e d $ 4, 5 0 0 L e w We n t z Resea rch G ra nts to condu ct projects of t h e i r o w n d e s i g n . A d d i t i o n a l l y, s e v e r a l o t h e r

Eligibility

P i c t u r e d a r e O S U ’s

awa rd s, s u c h a s the N i bl ac k, a re g ra nted to

T he prog ra m i s open to i n com i ng f res h men i n a ny d i s c i pl i ne — not ju st

20 0 8 G o l d w a t e r S c h o l a r s

s t u d e n t s i n s e l e c t e d f i e l d s o f s t u d y, m a k i n g

the l a borator y scien ces. Genera l l y students w i th a h i g h g rade point

R e n e e H a l e, P a u l E g a n

OSU a vibrant research communit y for

a v e r a g e a n d a n AC T s c o r e o f 3 0 o r h i g h e r (o r S AT e q u i v a l e n t) a r e

and Ilya Sluch.

undergraduates. Ma ny of the students who

m o s t c o m p e t i t i v e. H o w e v e r, s t u d e n t s w h o d e m o n s t r a t e a h i g h l e v e l o f

J o s h Wa r d , 20 0 8 We n t z

pa r ti cipate in these prog ra m s continue to

a n a l y t i c a l a b i l i t y, i n t e l l e c t u a l c u r i o s i t y o r m o t i v a t i o n a r e e n c o u r a g e d

R e s e a r c h P r o j e c t w i n n e r, i s

pursue successful careers in academia with

t o a p p l y. We a r e e s p e c i a l l y s e e k i n g q u a l i f i e d s t u d e n t s f r o m u n d e r-

p i c t u r e d o n t h e c o v e r.

pl acement in top resea rch in sti tu tion s, w h i le

r e p r e s e n t e d g r o u p s . P r e v i o u s r e s e a r c h ex p e r i e n c e i s h e l p f u l b u t n o t

o t h e r s c h o o s e t o t a ke t h e i r ex p e r i e n c e i n t o

required. Par ticipation in The Honors College is not required.

t h e p r i v a t e s e c t o r.


Freshman Research Scholars Program