Student with poster at Denman Undergrad Research Forum

Research. Explore. Discover.

Student researchers are a valuable part of our college and Ohio State. If you're interested in gaining real-world research experience, let us help you get started.

As a student, you'll have plenty of opportunities to share your discoveries with others. After all, what good are your discoveries if you don't share them?

Consider participating in the following:

  • The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Forum (March 1, 2018) is a college-wide event that allows you to share your real-world discoveries with others. Participating in this helps you prepare for other forums. 
  • Held each spring at the RPAC, The Ohio State University Denman Undergraduate Research Forum (April 3, 2018) will allow you to share your research with the University community. Your work will be grouped with other OSU students who have conducted research on similar subject matter. Acceptance of your research abstract into this competitive submission event will add significant value to your resume and research experience.
  • Professional Societies and Conferences in your respective research field may have forums at national meetings.

Graduating With  Research Distinction (Non-Honors Program)

Click for guidelines and a registration form.

Here's what you need to do:
  1. Decide what you want to research - what interests or intrigues you most? View a list of some student research topics.
  2. Select a research advisor
  3. Apply for funding

Explore our site to learn more and contact Pat Whittington if you have any questions or want to get involved in research on campus.


Pat Whittington, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Development
(614) 247-6236