Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Research Office recently announced the awards for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Summer 2016 program.

A total of 19 proposals were submitted to the Research Office. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded 9  proposals for Summer 2016. SPS Major, Amber Fultz (mentored by Dr. Bernieri) was chosen to receive this prestigious award with her project proposal “The Impact of Empathy on Rapport in Conversations Employing Speech Synthesizing Devices”. Aside from Amber in the College of Liberal Arts, School of Psychological Science, all of the other awardees were from two colleges; Science & Engineering.  Amber is amongst OSU's star undergraduate science and engineering researchers.

URISC (or the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity) program is designed to create opportunities for students to engage in the scholarly and creative activities with our diverse world-class faculty. The URISC program provides resources to students to better enable them to work with artists, engineers, scientists, public policy specialists, humanists, health experts, or any of a wide range of other professionals. Amber will receive a scholarship to support her performing scholarly, creative, or research activities.

Please join us in congratulating Amber!