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
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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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Sophomore Rachael Heier spent last summer researching white oak saplings to see how Minnesota trees are affected by climate change, and what can be done about it.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
The University of St. Thomas Center for Sleep has been helping out Tommie athletes for years by educating them on the health benefits of quality Z's.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
In the ranks of seniors graduating this weekend, we have students who earned the Chief’s Award from the City of St. Paul for helping a woman in distress in 2014, a student who served as an ambassador on a Minnesota trade mission to Mexico, and students who have done research on everything from political cynicism to drying breadfruit. Read a roundup of the stories the Newsroom has written about Class of 2017 students since they arrived on campus.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Some guidance on potential research over a J-Term in Tanzania helped spark a years-long mentoring relationship between justice and peace studies assistant professor and department chair Amy Finnegan and senior Laura Kvasnicka.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
A research opportunity helped spark an organic mentor-mentee relationship for health and human performance professor Lesley Scibora and junior Chris Hornung.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Engineering professor Sarah Baxter is helping junior Anna Schellpfeffer explore as many opportunities as she can at St. Thomas.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Senior English major Joe Molohon spent last summer investigating how there's more to the story of Eve than meets the eye.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
As part of Excel! Research Scholars Program, senior Jonathan Santos studied how race is portrayed in memes.
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