Studies show that students who participate in undergraduate research are more likely to become life-long learners. They also achieve independence, gain marketable skills, are more likely to complete their degrees, and are better trained for careers and graduate programs.

Nope! Your faculty mentor has been working with undergraduates for years and (trust us) you’re not the first student to have no idea what an eyewash station is. As part of the program, you will be given a foundation for research skills and your faculty mentor will tell you everything you need to know to complete your project.

No problem! Your faculty mentor will have some great ideas for a project that is both exciting and realistic for the amount of time you have to spend on it. 

The program is designed for groups of students that are traditionally underrepresented at OSU. Only incoming freshmen and transfer students from community colleges listed below are eligible to apply. Keep in mind that many of our students are enrolled in the Degree Partnership Program and are taking classes at OSU and Linn Benton at the same time!

  • Blue Mountain
  • Central Oregon
  • Chemeketa
  • Clackamas
  • Clatsop
  • Columbia Gorge
  • Klamath
  • Lane
  • Linn-Benton
  • Mt. Hood
  • Oregon Coast
  • Portland
  • Rogue
  • Southwestern Oregon
  • Tillamook Bay
  • Treasure Valley
  • Umpqua

Visit our 'Apply Here' tab or email the STEM Leaders Program asking for an application. The STEM Leaders Program email address is listed below.

[email protected]

Applications are accepted until the program is filled.