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OSU celebrating undergraduate research with events throughout April

Monday, April 4, 2022

Media Contact: Harrison Hill | Research Communications Specialist | 405-744-5827 |

Oklahoma State University is set to host multiple research-focused events in the next couple of weeks.

The Freshman Research Scholars Symposium will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in the Student Union Ballroom and feature about 80 student presenters. They are members of the Freshman Research Scholars Program: first-year students who were invited as high school seniors to gain research experience alongside OSU faculty. The FRS program is university-wide and includes a variety of academic disciplines and research topics.

From 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in the Student Union Ballroom, students in the Wentz Research Scholars Program and Purdie Research Scholars Program will present their undergraduate research projects. Sponsored by the Lew Wentz Foundation, the 49 Wentz Research Scholars were selected to receive a $4,500 award based on their original research proposals and faculty support. The Wentz Research grant is available to students in any discipline.

Also presenting on April 15 are the four Neil Purdie Research Scholars. This program honors former chemistry faculty member Dr. Neil Purdie by enabling significant support for undergraduate research in the physical sciences (chemistry, physics and geology).

Recipients receive $6,500 scholarships for a full academic year of research in one of the designated fields.

From 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, the OSU Undergraduate Research Committee will host the first annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center. This event will feature over 180 undergraduate students from multiple disciplines who will present their research and creative scholarship.

All events are free and open to the public. OSU faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

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