Biology major Yemko Pryor presenting research poster
Biology major Yemko Pryor '18 presents her neuroscience research during a poster session in the Oberlin College Science Center. Yemko conducted research on campus in the Oberlin College Research Fellowship Program and off campus in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Photo credit: Jennifer Manna

The Oberlin Summer Research Institute (OSRI) began as an idea initiated by Professor of Biology Yolanda Cruz. Each summer, dozens of students remain on Oberlin’s campus to conduct research with professors.

Professor Cruz proposed a collection of events that would bring those students together to build research skills and community with one another. OSRI is now an annual series of professional development workshops and community-building activities.

The program is cosponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Center for Learning, Education, and Research (CLEAR) in the Sciences. Sessions takes place each June and July on the campus of Oberlin College and in the surrounding community.