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Undergraduate Research at Ohio State Marion


Student Research Opportunities in Marion

One of the advantages of attending Ohio State Marion is that you can work closely with professors on various research projects. All full-time tenure track faculty on the Marion campus are engaged in some sort of research or scholarship. Faculty in a variety of disciplines are often looking for research assistants and they are also open to students conducting their own research or investigations under supervision. Participation in undergraduate research benefits students educationally, professionally, and personally.

Undergraduate research requires an educational collaboration between students and faculty members. Research experiences may be initiated by students who seek out faculty supervision for their projects or by faculty members who involve undergraduate students in their research teams.

  • Psychology
  • History
  • Biology
  • Education
  • Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, CS)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • and more....

Research can culminate in a written or oral presentation as a means of making the body of academic knowledge or creative exploration accessible to other investigators in the field, as well as to the general public.

Undergraduate Research Colloquium at Marion


2017 Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium

2016 Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium

Ohio State's annual spring Denman Undergraduate Research Forum https://ugresearch.osu.edu/uro-initiatives/denman
offers a wonderful opportunity to practice sharing your work orally and visually. The Research Forum invites students from across the university to show off research projects "from astronomy to zoology."


Biology major Travis Blanton helps conduct molecular modeling experiments to study the potential development of a small molecule therapeutic to reverse the effects of poisoning by chemical warfare agents.


Ohio State Marion student Emily Meadows worked with Professor Christopher Daddis in his research on (adolescent autonomy) adolescent decision making, more specifically, differences in how young people coordinate different facets of social knowledge.