At Oklahoma State University, undergraduate Sociology students are extending the borders of learning past the traditional classroom experience and transforming their college experiences through research, scholarship and creative endeavors.
Client Problem Solving Competition
Emphasizing the value of undergraduate research, each year the department sends a team of undergraduates with a department sponsor to the Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology (AACS) conference hosted in various U.S. cities annually.
At the conference, students take part in a competition where using the applied skills they learn in sociology, as well as research and insights they gather from sociologists and practitioners in attendance, to solve a problem faced by a local agency. This opportunity gives the students a chance to apply what they've learned in the classroom to a real world problem, experience in teamwork and time management, and serves as a valuable networking and conference opportunity for the next generation of practicing social scientists.
Resources for undergradaute publishing opportunities:
Students are encouraged to submit their original work to a variety of undergraduate journals and conference presentations as a means of engaging with, and contributing to, the field of sociological reearch.