Life Sciences Freshman Research Scholars Program


Pictured: Some of our 2015-2016 LSFRS 

The Life Sciences Freshman Research Scholars Program is designed to involve dedicated life sciences students in research on campus.  Modeled after the OSU Freshman Research Scholars Program, our students find faculty mentors and write a research proposal in the fall.  In the spring, they conduct authentic research with their mentors so that they can present their work as a poster by the end of the school year.

Read more about the program and submit an application for the 2018-2019 school year here! 


Life Science Freshman Research Scholars (LSFRS) Requirements

  • Enrollment & Completion of A&S 2000 course (Fall term)
  • 5 page (max) research proposal by end of Fall term (December 2018)
  • Signed Mentor-Student Agreement
  • Research Plan for Spring term (due January 2019)
  • 2-4 research hours per week during the Spring semester dedicated to project
  • Poster Presentation at LSFRS Symposium (April 2019) or other HHMI / mentor approved conference or meeting before the end of the semester
  • Final manuscript with mentor approval by end of Spring term: This document will be published for public access in an exclusive collection of reports for the OSU-HHMI program
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in at least 12 hours per semester
  • Remain in an eligible life science major
  • 2 meetings with Program Coordinator
  • Attend at least 2 HHMI-sponsored or research events per semester