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The Ohio State University serves Ohio and the nation as a Research I university. Researchers at OSU are leaders in a variety of fields that touch our daily lives and shape our future. Undergraduates at OSU are a part of OSU's exciting community of discovery, creativity, and innovation.
Participation in undergraduate research benefits students educationally, professionally, and personally.
Educational benefits include:
- Working closely with a faculty mentor
- Learning about issues, methods, and leaders in students' chosen fields
- Applying concepts learned in coursework to "real life" situations
- Sharpening problem-solving skills
- Learn to read primary literature
Professional benefits include:
- Exploring and preparing for future careers
- Developing marketable skills
- Enhancing professional communication skills
- Collaborating with others and working effectively as part of a team
Personal benefits include:
- Growing as a critical, analytical, and independent thinker
- Meeting challenges and demonstrating the ability to complete a project
- Discovering personal interests
- Developing internal standards of excellence
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