At Roosevelt University, students ask significant questions. They seek answers through research and creative endeavors, and share and apply their knowledge in ways that actualize the university’s mission of creating socially conscious citizens. At Roosevelt, we encourage engagement in research and creative mission-related scholarship from the moment you arrive on campus.
The Office of Student Research (OSR) believes that inquiry, discovery, and creative scholarship are central to students’ academic and personal growth, as well as their intellectual development. We seek to cultivate a vibrant community of learners from across the university, as the student body’s engagement in knowledge creation is transformative for the university community as a whole. The OSR seeks to nurture and encourage students to transform their academic experiences under the mentorship of Roosevelt faculty by expanding opportunities for students that facilitate, support, fund, and recognize student research and mission-related creative and scholarly projects. Through the OSR’s fellowship and learning academies, we aim to foster students’ disciplinary competencies as well as various transferable skills, including leadership, collaboration, active learning, critical thinking, intellectual independence, and creative problem solving.
Our website is intended to be a hub for information about developing and funding research. We welcome you to browse through and learn more about research and creative inquiry activities around the university, the city and beyond!
We also welcome students at any stage of the research or creative inquiry process to participate in OSR workshops, Student Research Ambassador activities, student working groups. We also welcome students seeking guidance to set up meetings, to learn about students' goals and discuss the best path forward. During individual meetings, staff will review proposals, work through ideas, connect you with resources, and help identify mentors.
Spread the word!
Students, Faculty and Staff can make our website better by using the forms contained in the drop-down menus below to submit information about on & off campus activities. Information shared here will be reviewed by staff and posted on the site. We welcome RU community members to share information about:
- On & off-campus research and creative scholarship events
- On & off-campus funding for student research & creative scholarship activities
- Student presentation & publication activities
- Announcing RU student & alumni award & fellowship recipients for research & creative scholarship
- On-campus work & student groups
To stay up to date on the latest information about our workshops and presentations, please visit our News and Announcements blog!
Who We Are
Associate Director: Laura Nussbaum-Barberena
Current Student Staff:
Graduate Fellows, 2019-2020:
Victoria Marie Limon, MSc, MPH, PsyD Student
-- Victoria is from South Texas and is currently a first-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Roosevelt. Her primary research and clinical interests include working with the forensic population, including current and former inmates and parolees. As a future clinical psychologist, she is interested in finding the best forms of treatment for individuals with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. She hopes to make a positive impact by helping this population with symptom management and preventing relapse and recidivism, while also working towards ending the stigma on mental illness.
Undergraduate Research Ambassadors:
Phylicia Richardson, RU '20, Psychology
Amiracle Williams-Anderson, RU '21, Psychology (minor, Film Studies)
Shahd Louaibi, RU '20. Biology (Minors: Political Science and Psychology)
Amal Al-Bayati RU '21 Biology
Past Student Workers -- Thank you!
Maggie Inman, PsyD Student
Alondra Marquez-Gonalez, BA '19, Psychology (Current IO Psych, Roosevelt)
Tanvi Singh, BA '19, Math & Social Justice Studies
Janessa Garcia, BA '19, Psychology
Ariana Pozos, RU '20, Sociology &
Form: Announce Working Groups
Are you a faculty, staff, or student who has a working group that they wish to announce? Please use this form and include all relevant information about your working group so we can list the information on our site!
The Research Ambassadors are a group of undergraduates who are passionate about and dedicated to promoting research among the student body at Roosevelt. They represent The Office of Student Research and hold workshops and other events throughout the semester that are meant to provide information on conducting research while also empowering students to get involved in their own research. They are also mentors and are a point of contact for any student who wishes to receive guidance in formulating their own research question(s) and project(s). To learn more about the events hosted by the Research Ambassadors, please visit their blog.
Form: Advertise Paid and Unpaid On-Campus Research Opportunities
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to submit announcements about any on-campus research or funding opportunities using our submission form below.
*Please be advised that this does not substitute for Career Central posting. If you wish to also advertise the position through Career Central, please make sure to contact the appropriate individual(s).
Form: Advertise Off-Campus Awards & Research Assistantships
Faculty, staff, and students who know of any off-campus research or funding opportunities and wish to have it announced to the RU community are welcome to share this information with us! Please fill out the form below with the relevant information.
Form: Submission form for Student Recipient Announcements
Do you know of any students at Roosevelt who have been awarded with on-campus or external research and/or funding? We would love to know about them! Use this form to submit information about the student and their award so we can post about their accomplishments on our site.
Form: Submission form for Event Announcements
If you wish to announce any on-campus or external events that you want RU students to know about, please submit the information using the Events Submission Form located on the News and Announcements blog
Form: Submission form for Conference and Publication Opportunities
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to submit information about any publication and/or presentation opportunities that they know of below. Publication opportunities may consist of academic journals who are currently accepting submissions of student research as well as magazines, newspapers, or blogs. Presentation opportunities may include local, national, and international professional conferences, as well as on-campus events that are seeking research presenters. Please make sure to fill out all relevant information so students are fully informed.