Student-Faculty Research

Throughout the academic year and summer at St. Thomas, hundreds of undergraduate students go beyond the classroom to participate in research with a faculty mentor. And it’s not just students in the STEM sciences; students in English, History, Political Science, Social Work, Psychology, and more all get involved. The majority of these students receive funding to carry out their research as paid research assistants or undergraduate research grant recipients. If you’re interested in finding out how to make research part of your academic career at St. Thomas, you can learn more from our Grants and Research Office.

 

Jordan Osterman '11   author
Excel! Research Scholars program helps launch first-generation students like Dustyn Montgomery from their bachelor's degrees onto advanced degrees.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
Jack Queenan started doing chemistry research on diabetes with Lisa Prevette while still in high school. This fall, he will start his first official year as a Tommie.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Senior John Fetzner is spending his summer helping engineering assistant professor Cheol-Hong Min with research to help children with autism.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
Jeni McDermott, assistant professor in the Department of Geology, took two students to Norway this summer to research why the country has mountainous terrain.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Sophomore Emily Walsh is helping take on the Sahara Desert. With syrup.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
Since 2008, professor Tom Ippoliti has led research on compounds used against bacterial diseases, which are becoming resistant to the drugs currently used to treat them.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
Katherine Hill has begun to weave voting registration and engagement as a potential tool for social workers into her classes because she believes it is one way to empower social work clients to have a voice.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
Shannon Twiss '17 researched how participating in "selfie culture" played into young women's understanding of their own identities.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
The University of St. Thomas Sustainability Communities Partnership pairs courses with city partners to bring real-world impact to the classroom.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
St. Thomas engineering student Andrew Ryan is contributing full-time work this summer to the Precision Agriculture Research Team.
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