Rania Ziar is the Program Coordinator of the Office of Undergraduate Research. In this role, she provides support and direction to students seeking and/or actively participating in research on and off campus. Additionally, she will work to maintain and enhance research opportunities and the experiences within them, with a focus on ensuring equitable access to research.
She will work closely with the three Office of Undergraduate cohort programs: Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF), Oberlin College Research Fellowship (OCRF), and Science and Technology Research Opportunities for a New Generation (STRONG). These three programs function to support students from underrepresented backgrounds while they perform undergraduate research and beyond.
Ziar earned a BA in neuroscience at Oberlin College with a minor in chemistry. As a Posse Scholar and student athlete, she was involved in numerous programs and communities. Beginning her second year, she conducted neurotoxicology research and continued to perform postgraduate research in electrophysiology.