Meet Kelley, a microbiology major from Gresham, Oregon. Oregon State is ranked number one in innovation in the Pacific Northwest. We also earn more research funding than all the other six public universities in Oregon. What that means for our students is that there are more ways to get real-world research experience. Every year more than 2,000 undergraduates conduct research on their own or alongside faculty and staff. Whatever it is that sets your heart on fire and makes you move in the morning, you can find a research project at OSU and the support you need to accomplish your vision.