Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (RS)  

Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (RS)  

Students see a question, knowledge gap, or unexplored idea as an opportunity to create new knowledge in the form of the collection and analysis of data, original critical analysis of concepts or events, or creation of new works of art. A Mason Impact + RS experience provides the opportunity for students to identify and address questions and design and complete projects in disciplinary contexts.  

  In an MI+RS experience students may engage in:  

  • Research: Research design, execution, and analysis of data. 

  • Scholarship: Synthesis of information from a variety of sources to form a new explanation or exploration of a concept or event 

  • Creative Activities: Creation of a new work or performance of an artistic work 


Student projects in an MI+RS course or co-curricular experience may come in the form of a(n):  

  • Presentation, including, but not limited to a paper, a talk, or a poster, of results from analyses. 

  • Screening, exhibition, demonstration, or reading. 

  • A collection of works based on the results and end product of the project. 

OSCAR: The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research

For more information about Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities at George Mason University please visit The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research.

prosthetic left arm
Undergraduate Team Creates a Prosthetic Left Arm for Violinist

Isabella Nicola plays the violin with a prosthetic left arm designed by a senior design team of Mason bioengineering students from Mason's Volgeneau School.

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Photo credit
Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University