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Undergraduate Research

Fisher undergraduate students have a variety of opportunities to participate in the research mission of the college. A good starting point is the Faculty Experts Guide, which details the research experience and interests of Fisher faculty members.

Research Scholarships

Special scholarships are available to students pursuing a degree with distinction. Interested students should contact Melinda McDonald, Director of Student Services.

Students interested in exploring other research funding options should contact Jackie Elcik, Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office Executive Director.

University Resources

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum provides a means for undergraduate students to share their research with members and friends of the OSU community; recognizes the significant contributions to research by OSU undergraduates; and facilitates exchange between students, faculty, and the public. Pre-Denman Forums sponsored by Ohio State’s Undergraduate Research Office are planned to help students write an abstract, prepare their poster and explore careers in research.

Students who are completing distinction projects are required to present their research at the Denman Research Forum, which takes place each May. For more information, please contact the University Honors & Scholars Center Denman Committee at (614)292-0800 or

Fisher College of Business Students Present at 2009 Undergraduate Research Forum

Four Fisher College of Business students culminated year-long distinction research projects when they presented at the Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum in May. Congratulations to Kevin Bowen, Rakaan Kayali, Izumi Miyazaki, and Kevin Roshak and their faculty advisors for a job well done!

The Agent’s Choice: Budget Mechanisms with Verifiable Cost Signals presented by Kevin Bowen with advisor Richard Young.

The Viability of Islamic Banking as a Substitute for Interest Based Banking presented by Rakaan Kayali with advisor Mona Makhija.

Performance Evaluation of Global Equity Managers presented by Kevin Roshak with advisor Andrew Karolyi.

Is it Smart to be Nice? Examining Service Providers’ Competence and Worth presented by Izumi Miyazaki (with Catherine Smithers, Psychology) advised by
Shashi Matta.