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Public Impact Research

From developing new medications and understanding environmental challenges to examining disparities in education access and economic development, public impact research is focused on improving our communities. Land-grant universities — like OSU — were founded specifically to benefit the public and we are doing that through research.
OSU is committed to collaborative research with communities that will solve problems and improve everyday life.
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Our researchers are improving lives and strengthening communities.
Oklahoma State University has faculty experts in virtually every field of study. Search  for scholars and researchers by entering names, topics, or disciplines.
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“The Conversation is a nonprofit, independent news organization dedicated to unlocking the knowledge of experts for the public good. We publish trustworthy and informative articles written by academic experts for the general public and edited by our team of journalists.” Learn more on The Conversation’s website.


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News Stories

Current research-focused OSU news stories.

Research News Stories

Annual Magazine

Research Matters — the official research magazine of Oklahoma State University research.

Research Matters Magazine

Monthly Newsletter

Research at a Glance — a monthly round-up of research news and announcements.

Research at a Glance

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OSU Research Matters Podcast

OSU Research Matters is a bi-weekly look inside the work of Oklahoma State University faculty, staff and students.

Research Matters Podcast

Video Content

Watch episodes of Research on Tap, a monthly community engagement event hosted by the Vice President for Research with guest experts from a wide range of research fields.

Research on Tap

Signature Events

These events, most of which are collaborations with campus and community partners, represent our largest and most significant events of the year.

  • Research on Tap

    Held the third Monday of each month during the academic year, the Division of Research partners with Stillwater's Iron Monk Brewery to host a community engagement event with guest experts from a wide range of research fields. Researchers from all discipline areas join the Vice President for Research to have a conversation regarding their work and the impact it has on the community.


    This event is open to the public - and community members are encouraged to attend!
    Research on Tap Schedule

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Expo

    Held the last week of July, the Division of Research partners with the OSU Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research, the McNair Scholars Program, the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, and academic units with official summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs to host a summer poster symposium to showcase the research activities of undergraduate student who are participating in formal research programs.


    This event is open to the public.

  • Niblack Research Scholars Day

    This all-day research symposium includes oral presentations by undergraduate Niblack Research Scholars who have recently completed their research activities. We welcome Dr. John and Heidi Niblack back to the OSU campus as special guests for this event.


    This event is open to all members of the OSU community.

  • OSU Researchers Reception

    Held annually in mid-March, the Division of the Vice President for Research hosts this event to celebrate research by faculty and investigators from all disciplines.


    This is an invitation-only event.

  • Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Held in mid-April in tandem with the national Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR) Undergraduate Research Week, this event is an opportunity for undergraduate students to present what they have learned through their research experiences to the OSU campus community. The Symposium includes presentations by students from all academic disciplines. The event is hosted by the OSU Undergraduate Research Committee.


    This event is open to the public.

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