In my last blog, I talked about the amazing achievements of our undergraduate researchers.
I would be remiss if I did not give a shout-out to our faculty researchers, who are not only leading-edge experts in their fields, but teachers, mentors, guides and enthusiastic supporters of the idea that it is never too early to begin to do research.
Step into a classroom, art studio, dance class, research lab and library and you will see research being done, about to be done, being talked about or planned.
Allowing our undergraduates to design their own distinctive research projects with a faculty mentor is not an idle promise; it is reality.
And the proof is everywhere.
October has been designated “Research Month” at Ohio State, although research is built into the fabric of our Top-10 public research institution yearlong. In fact, research is the driving force of any aspirational university.
Research is not exclusive to any one discipline, but creates new knowledge; solves countless problems large and small; drives creativity, innovation AND our economy — and keeps us moving forward in all areas of human endeavor.