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COE Students Announced as Freshmen Research Scholars

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012
COE Students Announced as Freshmen Research Scholars

Samuel Morse, a secondary education student from Shawnee, Okla., and Avery Martin, a secondary education student from Columbia, Mo., represent the College of Education in Oklahoma State University’s prestigious Freshman Research Scholars program.

Morse and Martin are among 60 incoming OSU freshmen who will receive an early, hands-on introduction to university-level research in the Freshman Research Scholars Program (FRS), which was recently recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for excellence in undergraduate research programming.  In this unique first-look at academic inquiry students will expand their education beyond the classroom by engaging in cutting-edge research under the guidance of some of the most innovative faculty on campus.

The program’s $1,000 scholarships had been funded entirely by the Robberson Trust endowment.  But due to increased popularity and a surge of applications, this year each of the participating colleges united to match the endowment contribution, doubling the program’s funding and allowing more students to benefit from the experience.

FRS students will learn basic research ethics and methodology while working closely with their mentors and graduate assistants to design and conduct projects of their choosing.  In the fall, students will participate in major-related orientation courses taught by experienced faculty researchers.  As a capstone to the FRS experience, students will share the results of their research at a peer-level colloquium in the spring.

For more information about the Freshman Research Scholars program and other undergraduate research opportunities at Oklahoma State University, please contact The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Recognition at 334 Student Union, Stillwater, OK 74078, 405-744-7313, schdev@okstate.edu or visit us online at http://scholardevelopment.okstate.edu