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.

 

Amy Carlson Gustafson   author
After spending the past eight weeks working on research with faculty mentors, this year’s nine Excel! Scholars delivered their findings to a room filled with friends, family and faculty at McNeely Hall on July 26.
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Brant Skogrand '04 MBC   author
Congratulations, Class of '18 – you did it! We celebrate some of the amazing accomplishments of your years at St. Thomas with a roundup of all the Newsroom stories spotlighting graduating seniors.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Four St. Thomas students' idea for a solar-powered water purification system advanced to the final round of the global Hult Prize competition in March.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
When Valerie Brukhis got the email while sitting in class, she had to step out into the hall for a couple minutes and realize what had just happened. It’s hard to blame her: Brukhis had just found out she was named a Fulbright Scholar. Every year, finalists are selected for the award by the presidentially appointed […]
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
St. Thomas has hired Judith Dorin as director of prestigious international scholarships, putting in place a key resource for students and faculty to secure research funding, particularly through the Fulbright Program.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Mentorship leads to global research.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
St. Thomas' Code and Chords project has created a way to feel music visually, and in the process opened up huge research and leadership growth for Tommies.
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admin   author
Geography and environmental studies students Alice Ready and Emma Rinn are experimenting with how drone imagery can support the work of The Nature Conservancy.
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Patty Petersen   author
Students who lack sleep are more likely to abuse drugs, experience depression and seriously consider suicide. St. Thomas' Center for College Sleep addresses these issues.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Junior Abby Sunberg and mathematics staff Molly Peterson's collaboration around calculus helped bring an underdeveloped aspect of mathematics forward: the visual.
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