Research Internship Program

About the Program

Given the continuing COVID-19 concerns and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention we will not be able to offer the program this year. Please check back again in 2022. 

The sumOARDC Research Internship Program Student and Mentormer OSU Wooster Campus Research Internship Program (ORIP), is targeted to provide research experiences for high school students and undergraduates. Students must be 18 years of age by May 1st to participate. The goal of this program is to expand research opportunities to area students and to enhance their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by fostering critical thinking skills through laboratory and field-based research experiences, seminars, group discussions and symposia.

There are over 70 scientists on the Ohio State Wooster Campus engaged in various projects which range from applied, field-based research to fundamental investigations in biofuels, molecular and cell biology and engineering. CFAES scientists lead international genome sequencing projects, collaborate with NASA scientists, develop new technologies, and publish their findings in world’s most prestigious journals including Science and Nature. The program opens the doors of the state-of-the-art laboratories at OARDC to young students in the community to explore various scientific careers options.

All selected students will receive stipends and certificates indicating their participation in the ORIP. The students will also build a network of peers and scientists and experience that will set them apart from others for college applications and future career opportunities.

Program Contact

Alexis Didinger
208 Research Services, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: (330) 462-6157
Email: didinger.2@osu.edu