Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research

Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research OSCAR, the Office of Student Scholarship Creative Activities and Research, is the home of Students as Scholars initiative at George Mason University.
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Come stop by anytime from 8:30am-5pm, M-F. We're located on the second floor of the Johnson Center, Room 246. We can help students with finding mentors, applying for funds to support their research or scholarly project, presenting their scholarly work at meetings and conferences. Faculty can learn about inquiry-based teaching methods, Scholarship Development Grant funding for undergraduate curriculum and project development, and finding student collaborators.

Mission: Research, scholarly and creative activities are valued as a core practices of the Mason student experience. Students as Scholars aims to improve student success through increased participation in and celebration of undergraduate research and creative activities.

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Submissions are now open for Posters On The Hill 2021! POH 2021 will take place virtually but will include the critical ...
12/16/2020

Submissions are now open for Posters On The Hill 2021! POH 2021 will take place virtually but will include the critical elements of a traditional POH signature event. Find more information at cur.org #MasonNation #UndergraduateResearch

Today is the day! From now until Friday, Dec.11th check out our Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship featuring vid...
12/09/2020

Today is the day! From now until Friday, Dec.11th check out our Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship featuring video presentations from students across all colleges! Link : https://celebration.Oscar.gmu.edu/

Each college has various presentations to explore!
CHHS - 3
Carter - 2
Schar - 11
SBUS - 7
CHSS - 22
Volgenau - 14
CVPA - 11
Honors - 73

#MasonNation #UndergraduateResearch #CelebrationFall2020

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12/02/2020

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Our final #STIPMason2020 features Robert McGrath, Mahdi Hashemi and Lucas Núñez, and is a very timely look at the VA Leg...
11/18/2020

Our final #STIPMason2020 features Robert McGrath, Mahdi Hashemi and Lucas Núñez, and is a very timely look at the VA Legislative Database. go.gmu.edu/valegis #UnderGradResearch #KeepInvestigating #MasonNation

We are excited to announce that applications for next Summer’s STIP are now open go.gmu.edu/stip21 #STIPMason2021

Our #STIPMason2020 highlight this week is highly relevant to all of our current socially distant experiences, and examin...
11/11/2020

Our #STIPMason2020 highlight this week is highly relevant to all of our current socially distant experiences, and examines social isolation in the US and Japan. go.gmu.edu/dying #UndergraduateResearch #KeepInvestigating #MasonNation

We are excited to announce that applications for next Summer’s STIP are now open go.gmu.edu/stip21 #STIPMason2021

The #STIPMASON2020 highlight this week was led by Vincent Chanethom and Hardin Kwon and all about 🇫🇷 go.gmu.edu/french #...
11/04/2020

The #STIPMASON2020 highlight this week was led by Vincent Chanethom and Hardin Kwon and all about 🇫🇷 go.gmu.edu/french #MasonNation #UndergradResearch #KeepInvestigating

We are excited to announce that applications for next Summer’s STIP are now open go.gmu.edu/stip21 #STIPMason2021

This week our highlight for #STIP2020 showcases student entrepreneurship and is led by Karen Livingston and Heidi Lawren...
10/28/2020

This week our highlight for #STIP2020 showcases student entrepreneurship and is led by Karen Livingston and Heidi Lawrence pWatch Here: go.gmu.edu/srv #UnderGradResearch #KeepInvestigating #MasonNation #STIPMason2021

REMINDER!! Spring 2021 URSP applications close tomorrow at 12 PM! Learn more here : Oscar.gmu.edu/students/ursp #MasonNa...
10/28/2020

REMINDER!! Spring 2021 URSP applications close tomorrow at 12 PM! Learn more here : Oscar.gmu.edu/students/ursp #MasonNation #UnderGradResearch

Tonight at 6:30 pm, @ScharSchool Faculty discuss possible outcomes of the election! Topics include contested election re...
10/27/2020

Tonight at 6:30 pm, @ScharSchool Faculty discuss possible outcomes of the election! Topics include contested election results and the president not conceding! #MasonNation #2020Election

We are excited to offer grants for Summer Team Impact Projects for 2021. @UndergradEd, @OSCAR, and @Cecil will fund seve...
10/23/2020

We are excited to offer grants for Summer Team Impact Projects for 2021. @UndergradEd, @OSCAR, and @Cecil will fund several multidisciplinary projects that explore a central theme. Proposals due Dec 4. More info: go.gmu.edu/stip21 #KeepInvestigating #MasonNation

Matthew Rossheim and Xiaoquan Zhao from @MasonCHHS led this week’s #STIPMason2020 project! Watch it here: go.gmu.edu/cou...
10/15/2020

Matthew Rossheim and Xiaoquan Zhao from @MasonCHHS led this week’s #STIPMason2020 project! Watch it here: go.gmu.edu/counter #undergradresearch #keepinvestigating #masonnation

Today #STIPMason2020 is part 2 of a research project spanning 2 summers, led by Amy Fowler, Benoit van Aken, Scott Glabe...
10/08/2020

Today #STIPMason2020 is part 2 of a research project spanning 2 summers, led by Amy Fowler, Benoit van Aken, Scott Glaberman, Jennifer Salerno, and Gregory Foster. View it here : go.gmu.edu/ecotox #UndergradResearch #KeepInvestigating #MasonNation

Today’s summer research highlight is notably relevant, led by GMU faculty Cher Chen, Xiaomei Cai, and Graziella McCarron...
10/01/2020

Today’s summer research highlight is notably relevant, led by GMU faculty Cher Chen, Xiaomei Cai, and Graziella McCarron. go.gmu.edu/activists #STIPMason2020 #UndergradResearch #KeepInvestigating #MasonNation

If you're interested in our URSP Program, and need help writing your proposal attend our URSP Proposal Writing Workshop ...
09/30/2020

If you're interested in our URSP Program, and need help writing your proposal attend our URSP Proposal Writing Workshop TOMORROW at 3 PM! (oscar.gmu.edu/students/ursp) #getfunded #undergradresearch #masonnation

We kick off our highlight of summer research with a project run by GMU’s Jennifer Sklarew, Constance Gewa & Viviana Magg...
09/24/2020

We kick off our highlight of summer research with a project run by GMU’s Jennifer Sklarew, Constance Gewa & Viviana Maggioni! View it here : go.gmu.edu/fews #STIPMason2020 #UndergradResearch #KeepInvestigating #MasonNation

Our first URSP Proposal Writing Workshop is next Wednesday, September 30th! Register here : oscar.gmu.edu/students/ursp ...
09/23/2020

Our first URSP Proposal Writing Workshop is next Wednesday, September 30th! Register here : oscar.gmu.edu/students/ursp #UndergradResearch #KeepInvestigating #MasonNation #GetFunded

This summer faculty, staff, and students across GMU participated in one of our eight multidisciplinary Summer Team Impac...
09/18/2020

This summer faculty, staff, and students across GMU participated in one of our eight multidisciplinary Summer Team Impact Projects. View our 8-part series on YouTube : https://go.gmu.edu/stip #STIPMason2020 #UndergraduateResearch #KeepInvestigating #MasonNation

This Friday: The Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship is coming to your screen! Visit our site for more info: osca...
08/11/2020

This Friday: The Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship is coming to your screen! Visit our site for more info: oscar.gmu.edu/virtual-celebration/
George Mason University

Join us in just under two weeks when we showcase innovative summer student scholars at our OSCAR Virtual Celebration of ...
08/03/2020

Join us in just under two weeks when we showcase innovative summer student scholars at our OSCAR Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Impact! Watch student presentations, ask questions, celebrate great undergraduate research! More info on our website: oscar.gmu.edu/virtual-celebration/

The Fall URSP deadline has been EXTENDED! June 1st is the new date!
05/26/2020

The Fall URSP deadline has been EXTENDED! June 1st is the new date!

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05/19/2020

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If you are interested in OSCAR URSP (Undergraduate Research Scholars Program) but are lost on writing your proposal we h...
05/19/2020

If you are interested in OSCAR URSP (Undergraduate Research Scholars Program) but are lost on writing your proposal we have resources for you! Meet with Dr. Lee during her drop in hours or schedule an appointment through Navigate Mason, and watch our proposal writing workshop!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpqMXAGHGyc&feature=youtu.be

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05/18/2020

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Thank you to everyone who helped make last week's Celebration of Student Scholarship a success! Shout out to all the stu...
05/18/2020

Thank you to everyone who helped make last week's Celebration of Student Scholarship a success! Shout out to all the students who presented their great research. If you weren't able to view every presentations, no worries! Our site will be up until the end of July, so you can continue to go back and learn gmu.studentopportunitycenter.com

Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship award winners are up on our site (gmu.studentopportunitycenter.com)! Be sure ...
05/15/2020

Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship award winners are up on our site (gmu.studentopportunitycenter.com)! Be sure to view their presentations and see what all the buzz is about! Prizes are currently being processed, and we will reach out to award winners when they are ready.

Make sure to tune in for these live presentations happening as part of the VIrtual Celebration of Student Scholarship! T...
05/14/2020

Make sure to tune in for these live presentations happening as part of the VIrtual Celebration of Student Scholarship! Today is all about George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences! Go to our page to for more info and how to view: gmu.studentopportunitycenter.com

05/13/2020

Today's students presenting for the Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship are across the university, including College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University, George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services, College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University, George Mason U Honors College, Schar School of Government and Policy, George Mason University School of Business, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University, and Volgenau School of Engineering. View all of these students' hard work on our site gmu.studentopportunitycenter.com! Don't forget to vote for your favorites!

05/12/2020

Today for the Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship it's all about College of Science at George Mason University students! Their hard work ranges widely from research on Parkinson's Disease to understand dwarf stars. Learn all about it through today's student presentations on our site gmu.studentopportunitycenter.com. Anyone will a GMU email can register an account!

Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship has arrived! Mason student research presentations will be going up all week. ...
05/11/2020

Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship has arrived! Mason student research presentations will be going up all week. Head over to our site to view, comment, and vote! Anyone with a GMU email can register an account to see the presentations. http://gmu.studentopportunitycenter.com

The #PatriotVirtualScholar for today is Shan Zaidi! Shan’s great research will be expounded on in a presentation availab...
05/08/2020

The #PatriotVirtualScholar for today is Shan Zaidi! Shan’s great research will be expounded on in a presentation available next week during our Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship! See our website for more info! https://oscar.gmu.edu/virtual-celebration/ #masonnation

Haneen Hafiz is today’s #PatriotVirtualScholar highlight! Haneen’s exciting work is one of many student research project...
05/07/2020

Haneen Hafiz is today’s #PatriotVirtualScholar highlight! Haneen’s exciting work is one of many student research projects that will be presented next week at the Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship. Visit our website for more info! https://oscar.gmu.edu/virtual-celebration/ #masonnation #undergradresearch

Today’s Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship student research highlight is #PatriotVirtualScholar Olivia Garcia! H...
05/06/2020

Today’s Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship student research highlight is #PatriotVirtualScholar Olivia Garcia! Her full research presentation will be up next week, make sure to visit our website for more details: https://oscar.gmu.edu/virtual-celebration/ #masonnation #undergradresearch

05/06/2020
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05/06/2020

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Come stop by anytime 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We're located on the second floor of the Johnson Center, Room 228. We can help students with finding mentors, applying for funds to support their research or scholarly project, presenting their scholarly work at meetings and conferences. Faculty can learn about inquiry-based teaching methods, Scholarship Development Grant funding for undergraduate curriculum and project development, and finding student collaborators.

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Are you looking to publish your research? The URNCST Journal is currently accepting submissions for its international undergraduate research abstract competition! The Undergraduate Research in Natural and Clinical Science and Technology (URNCST) Journal is an independent publication funded by the Government of Canada. Abstract are currently being accepted for the URNCST Researcher Abstract Competition. It is open to all authors who completed their research outlined in their abstract while enrolled in an undergraduate (i.e. BSc, BEng, BA, etc.) or professional-undergraduate (i.e. MD, DDS, PharmD, OD, RN, etc.) degree program. Please submit your abstract by August 1st, at 11:59pm. For more information, please visit the competition website:
Does anyone know the PI at GMU for the summer impact project titled: Developing an Active Integrated Teaching Model Utilizing Mass Data to Find Clinically-Relevant Biomarkers in Human Disease?