An undergraduate research experience is an important complement in pursuing an education in the science and mathematics disciplines. It provides students with experiences useful in focusing and refining academic and career decisions, developing problem-solving skills, and integrating what is learned in the classroom. Student researchers develop and demonstrate skills such as the ability to work in a group and be a part of a team, meeting deadlines, oral and communication skills through presentations at local and national professional conferences, and preparing manuscripts for publications.
When conducting research in lab spaces it is important to know the safety protocols, information which can be found on the Safety Manuals and Resources page.
Emilie Luttman is contributing to the research of the endangered American kestrel
Marc Favata and LIGO
Scott Kight – Biology of Invasive Cockroach Species in South America
Marc Favata – Gravitational Waves
Carlos Molina – Arsenic Contamination in Fish
Diana Thomas and Andrada Ivenescu – Weight loss, Topics in Obesity, Pregnancy Weight
Research News and Projects
- Computer Science Student and Faculty Receive Best Paper Award at IEEE IEMTRONICS 2020The paper, Robot Action Planning by Commonsense Knowledge in Human-Robot Collaborative Tasks, was awarded in the Robotics Track of the conferenceMonday September 14, 2020
- Bringing Coastal Geomorphology to Washington, DCPhD Student Awarded Prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy FellowshipMonday August 17, 2020
- Marine Heatwaves Damage Ocean ForestsA new study reveals that intensifying marine heatwaves are driving the loss of kelp forests at their warm range edges on both sides of the North Atlantic.Monday August 10, 2020
- Crunching the Numbers on DiseaseMathematical model forecasts the future spread of the coronavirusThursday July 9, 2020