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A strong research culture permeates the college's faculty, student and staff communities. Join our team of cutting-edge researchers on work that boosts the economy, advances knowledge and improves the human condition.

Undergraduate Research

The College of Sciences is the institution of choice for undergraduates who want a research-rich sciences education. Our students do everything from unlocking the secrets of next-generation energy sources to solving the mysteries of ancient exploding stars.

Undergraduate program directors in each of the college’s academic departments can help students find research projects that fit their interests. Research resources are also available through the university and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

Graduate Research

Graduate students are a huge part of the college’s research enterprise, working alongside faculty on society’s most pressing problems. Many of the college’s graduate programs are in interdisciplinary fields, offering students the chance to conduct research in emerging areas with many real-world applications.

Coordinators for each of our graduate programs can direct students to faculty and research projects that align with their interests.

An undergrad and a grad student work together in a lab

Faculty and Postdocs

The College of Sciences boasts dozens of faculty early career award winners since 2004 and numerous fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This breadth and depth of research talent make the college the perfect place to conduct research as an early-career, experienced or visiting faculty member.

The college has hired many new faculty through the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hiring initiative, which is bringing in some of the world’s best and brightest minds to join our efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems.