About Undergraduate Research
Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers a wide variety of undergraduate research experiences through classroom integration as well as independent research projects in collaboration with faculty members.
As a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research, Anoka-Ramsey subscribes to the idea that, "faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research, and students succeed in their studies and professional advancement through participation in undergraduate research.”
The OSCARS (Outstanding Scholarship, Creative Activities and Research Symposium) is intended to showcase the high-quality learning that students engage with as a result of undergraduate research, project-based learning and scholarship/creative endeavors specific to their field.
Biology Undergraduate Research
Cell and Molecular Biology,
Energy Crops, Natural Area,
Summer Independent Research,
Turtle Population Ecology,
Water Quality, Wildlife Biology,
Chemistry Undergraduate Research
Geography Undergraduate Research
Communication Studies Undergraduate Research
Philosophy Undergraduate Research
Political Science Undergraduate Research
POLS 1141: Research and write about where their food comes from. Trace ingredients as far back to the source (ideally the farm) where the ingredients were grown/raised.
POLS 2202: Research contemporary topic and write a form policy proposal which could be sent to someone with the power to make the changes they recommend.
Sociology Undergraduate Research
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Meet Anna PescolaAnna PescolaNatural SciencesAS Environmental Science
"The approachable faculty is the main contributor to my success as a student. I took mostly STEM core classes where the classes were small, but the content could get pretty heavy. Every professor I had made me feel comfortable visiting their office to get help."
Meet Cassandra BauerCassandra BauerMnTCAA & Business
"Anyone of any age wanting to go to college to pursue a degree or general education can come to Anoka-Ramsey and expect a great education and a great time.
When you apply for a scholarship, you will likely get one. I received two scholarships my freshman year: The Otto Bremer Scholarship for $1,500 and the Presidential Scholarship for $3,000."
Meet Dillon DanforthDillon DanforthMnTCAA & Undergraduate Research
"The best aspects of Anoka-Ramsey were the small class sizes and the ability to connect with my instructors. This was a perk I did not fully realize until I attended the University of Minnesota. The highlight of my time at Anoka-Ramsey was working with my environmental sciences instructor and the undergraduate research project. As the result of that research, I traveled to Mesa, Arizona to attend a conference and share our research with students and faculty from various community colleges around the country."