Undergraduate Research

2016 Symposium

Best Overall Wentz Research Scholars Presentation

Victor Ekehchiadi

Binding Eumelanin Inspired Core Molecules

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Toby Nelson, Chemistry

Presentation Judge Sign-Up

Building Bridges to the Next Generation in Thought: An Argument for Undergraduate Inquiry at OSU

About the Office

Scholar Development prepares students for the future whether in competition for prestigious national and international scholarships, admission to top graduate schools, securing highly competitive jobs or attaining the skills required to grow as a leader.  We enhance undergraduate experiences by encouraging student-faculty mentoring, supporting undergraduate research, providing engaging study abroad courses and assisting students applying for highly-selective awards and honors.

Undergraduate Research Video Competition

Research Poster Printing Services

Current OSU undergraduates may print research posters in the Office of Scholar Development (334 Student Union) according to the following guidelines:


Payment accepted as cash or check. NO Bursar charges accepted.

2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The newly inaugurated Scholar Development Undergraduate Research Symposium set records with an impressive display of more than 80 poster presentations from the 2014-15 Freshman and Wentz Research Scholars, which are listed below with links to full-sized PDFs of the posters.  Thanks goes to the large team of OSU faculty, staff, administrators and alumni who made this celebration of discovery a possibility!

Active Campaigns

The following "active campaigns" represent the fundraising efforts of the current Wentz Research Scholars, who need your support to advance their projects.  

Clicking on the project "widgets" will take you to the OSU Foundation's PhilanthroPete website, where you'll find more information about each project.

Crowdfunding Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities

Explore Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities

Tuesday, February 24 | 5:30 p.m. | Bartlett Center 109

Free and Open to All OSU Students

OSU Undergraduate Library Research Award