Office of Student Creative Activity and Research (OSCAR)

Stay tuned for updated research articles.

Student Travel Form (pdf)

To see student travel monies that were allocated for Fall 2015, click here (pdf)

To see student travel monies that were allocated for Spring 2016, click here (pdf) 

Information for Undergraduate Researchers (pdf)

Dr. Jack Croxton

OSCAR Director:
Jack Croxton, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Office of Student Creative Activity and Research (OSCAR) webpage. The links listed in the column on the left contain information about undergraduate research opportunities at Fredonia, as well as information relevant to students and faculty mentors interested in undergraduate research.

Thanks to all those who participated in the 2016 Student Research and Creativity Exposition!


Click HERE to see what presentations took place during the 2016 Student Research and Creativity Exposition!


The mission of the Office of Student Creative Activity and Research is to promote and support student scholarly activity and creative work across the Fredonia campus. Such an endeavor is integral to the teaching and learning experience. It provides an opportunity for students to become closely affiliated with a faculty mentor and to develop skills and knowledge that will benefit them in the future. Clearly, both students and faculty benefit from such activity, and therefore it is important that the institution make a concerted effort to promote such collaborations

The OSCAR office opened in 2006 as part of Fredonia’s efforts to institutionalize undergraduate research. The office is part of Academic Affairs and its mission is to promote and provide students with a variety of research, scholarly, and creative opportunities in all academic disciplines. The office is led by Dr. Jack Croxton and housed in the Department of Psychology in Thompson Hall. Activities coordinated by the office include the annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition and funding to support travel for students presenting/performing at professional meetings and conferences.

Members of the OSCAR committee include:

Ziya Arnavut, Computer and Information Sciences

Paul Benson, Office of Sponsored Programs

Jack Croxton, Director Office of Student Creative Activity and Research

David Kinkela, History

Robyn Reger, Provost's Office and School of Business

Carol Smith, Communication

Susan Sturm, College of Education

Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, Biology

Peter Tucker, Visual Arts and New Media

Ivani Vassoler-Froelich, Politics and International Affairs


OSCAR Office
Director: 
Jack Croxton, Ph.D.

Office of Student Creative Activity and Research (OSCAR)

Thompson Hall W349
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3123