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Research Nuggets


  • There have been 73 OCSE student finalists or awardees for prestigious national and international scholarships in the last five years including Goldwater Scholarships, Fulbright Awards, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. 
  • In the last five years, OCSE UG students have written over 125 Honors Thesis and over 325 MS thesis. 
  • In the last three years, OCSE UG students have received 120 FUSE awards for undergraduate research with more than $400,000 in research funding (47% of all WKU FUSE awards). 
  • Since 2009, OCSE faculty have received over $5.5 Million in instrumentation and equipment grants for the use of our students in research and classes.
  • In the most recent WKU Reach Week, 193 Graduate and Undergraduate students from OCSE presented their research students - an impressive 66% of all presentations. 
  • During this academic year, so far, OCSE graduate students received 22 Graduate Student Research Grants (73% of all awards) and 19 Graduate Student Travel Grants (61% of all awards)





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 Last Modified 8/6/19