Apply for the 2016-17 Freshman Research Scholars program!
DEADLINE: March 1, 2016







Best Overall Wentz Research Scholars Presentation

Victor Ekehchiadi

Binding Eumelanin Inspired Core Molecules

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Toby Nelson, Chemistry

Best Overall Freshman Research Scholars Presentation

Andrew Knepler

The Role of Convent Reform in the Jesuit Mission of Education

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jason Lavery, History

Honorable Mention Wentz Research Scholars Presentations

Shiann Burns

Developing a Genomic Tool for Searching Pest Resistance Genes in Sorghum

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yinghua Huang, Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution

Keith Harris

Democratic-Republicans and the Chartering of the Second National Bank

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Rohrs, History

Wade Arthur

Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus Recovered From Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Lutter, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Connor Reece

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Autobiographical Memory in a College Age Sample

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Celinda Reese-Melancon, Psychology

Honorable Mention Freshman Research Scholars Presentations

Savannah Martin

Confirming Reaction of Hard Red Winter Wheat Varieties to Tan Spot 

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Hunger, Entomology and Plant Pathology

Emily Callison

Disordered Eating Prevalence Between College-Aged Women Involved in a Sorority Organization and Those Not Involved with a Sorority

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gena Wollenberg, Nutritional Sciences


About Scholar Development

The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research has long been a national leader and innovator in scholar development and, more recently, undergraduate research. For over 25 years, our office has prepared students for the future, whether in competition for prestigious national and international fellowships, admission to top graduate schools, securing highly competitive jobs, or attaining the skills required to grow as a leader. The past has taught us that diverse programs, targeted to a wide range of majors, year classifications, and interests, has been the most successful way to elevate a large number of students’ educational experience. 

Our office enhances undergraduate opportunity, encourages student-faculty mentoring, and promotes retention through scholarship/fellowship success, undergraduate research, international experience, and individual/institutional recognition. We hope you will join our team, as student, faculty or supporter, in broadening OSU’s reputation as a top school for scholars who develop their academic abilities in exceptional ways, increasing the national visibility of our students, university, and state.