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
- Enhancing Undergraduate Research Experiences in Cybersecurity and Privacy-Enhanced TechnologiesDr. Bharath Samanthula has established an NSF REU site seeking students for Summer 2021Tuesday April 6, 2021
- Student awarded SURF Fellowship from ACSKayla Mancini, a junior biochemistry major, received the fellowship from the American Chemical Society's Division of Organic ChemistryTuesday March 23, 2021
- Fifth Annual Wehner Research Symposium and Darwin Day CelebrationThe event featured student research and a keynote by Dr. Corrie Moreau, Cornell UniversityWednesday March 17, 2021
- In the Pacific, Global Warming Disrupted The Ecological Dance of Urchins, Sea Stars And Kelp. Otters Help Restore Balance.When ocean heat waves and a sea star disease devastated kelp forests that are critical to sea life and the California urchin fishing industry, sea otters came to the rescue.Tuesday March 16, 2021