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Voinovich Undergrad Research Scholars

Voinovich Undergraduate Research Scholars

Voinovich School Undergraduate Research Scholars
2019-20 Undergraduate Research Scholars

The mission of the Undergraduate Research Scholars program is to encourage undergraduate research and support research efforts of Voinovich School faculty and professional staff. Each year since 1995, the Voinovich School has awarded Honors Tutorial College, honors, and other outstanding students the opportunity to participate in basic and applied research. Scholar positions are awarded on a competitive basis.

Student participation in the Scholars program contributes to career preparation by affording scholars an opportunity to participate in “real world” projects and to work as a valued colleague on a research team. Service to the region is primary to the research efforts of the various Voinovich School units.

Over the past 20 years, more than 250 students have participated in the Voinovich Undergraduate Research Scholars program. Scholars represent a wide range of disciplines from political science to environmental and plant biology, journalism to business administration.

Students selected for these positions work 10 hours per week, 14 weeks per semester for two semesters at the rate of $11 per hour. Scholars will be assigned to work with Voinovich School faculty and professional staff.

Opportunities include innovative research and work related to:

Energy and the environment

  • Sustainability

  • Watershed management

  • Ecology

  • GIS

  • Field and lab research opportunities

Entrepreneurship and regional development

  • Small business planning

  • Economic development

  • Product design and marketing

  • Social entrepreneurship

Public policy and leadership

  • Community health

  • Education

  • Public relations and communication

  • Research and evaluation

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