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Improving the human condition

We carry out OSU’s land-grant mission and support people across the lifespan through research by creating new knowledge in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, education, design and aviation. Our specific expertise includes children, parents and families, schools and teachers, nutrition, flight safety, fire-protective clothing and more.

Student research opportunities

Students gain research experience working alongside faculty and are empowered to conduct their own, independent research projects with a mentor. Undergraduate students participate in OSU’s Freshman Research Scholars program and may apply for Wentz Research Grants. Graduate students attend and present at national conferences, participate in research competitions and earn financial awards to support their work.

By the numbersWe continually strive to increase our annual research impact.

External projects funded

Asking relevant research questions 
$21 million
Sponsored grants and contracts

Funded by federal and state agencies and private foundations
Centers, labs and research facilities

Discovering and applying new knowledge

Research Centers and Initiatives

Alliance on Aging

This network of faculty and students focuses on health, social interactions and physical environments to improve quality of life for aging adults.

Center for Educational Research and Evaluation

We offer expertise in advanced statistical and psychometric methods, research design and evaluation.

Center for Family Resilience

With a commitment to discovering solutions for families, the OSU-Tulsa center works with human and social service agencies to strengthen resilience. 

Center for Research on STEM Teaching and Learning

This collaborative effort focuses on improving teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics across K-20 education. 

Institute for Building Early Relationships

We research cognitive, social and emotional development of young children and the importance of strong early relationships with parents.

Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Learning and working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, we aim to enhance quality of life for all.

Joint Center for Student Affairs Research and Professional Practice

This center promotes international collaboration that advances both research and practice in the field of student affairs.

R is for Thursday

We equip individuals in Oklahoma and beyond to support college-bound foster youth/alumni, foster alumni and other hidden populations attending college.

Faculty resources Meet our staff Funding opportunities SONA system

Research Laboratories 

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