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Undergraduate Research

Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences; Undergraduate Research


The Department of Animal and Food Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholars Program engages undergraduate students in research. Knowledgeable faculty members serve as mentors for undergraduate students while they gain valuable hands-on experience working on cutting-edge research projects side-by-side with faculty, graduate students, research technicians and research unit managers.

The program engages promising undergraduates and provides a solid foundation in research methods to better prepare them for industry and academic careers in the fields of animal and/or food sciences.

Once in the program, research scholars are mentored and helped in the process of applying for undergraduate research grants, such as Niblack or Wentz Research Scholarships. Research Scholars are required to submit a research proposal to an on-campus agency by their second year in the program. Whether or not the student is successful with the proposal, the student may remain a departmental research scholar and continue working with his/her mentor.

Getting hands-on research experience as an undergraduate can help students to hone in on their educational and career goals, as well as build key lab techniques and skills. This will better prepare them for future research opportunities, such as graduate programs and future careers.

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We invite you to learn more about our department and the many opportunities available to you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Ranjith Ramanathan
Ranjith Ramanathan

Undergraduate Research
Program Coordinator
206D Animal Science

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