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 here.

 

Amy Carlson Gustafson   author
A collaboration between students, faculty and St. Paul artists explores the connections between urban art and community identity in the Midway neighborhood.
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Brant Skogrand '04 MBC   author
With one in four adults over the age of 65 experiencing some form of a physical fall every year, fall risk is a major health concern. To address these safety needs, two assistant professors in the Health and Human Performance Department, Brett Bruininks and Starr Sage, are leading the Mindful Movement project that is part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ SOLV Initiative.
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Amy Carlson Gustafson   author
Bontu Gemeda spent a lot of her St. Thomas journey unsure of what she wanted to study, until the Excel! Scholars program and a faculty mentor helped her realize a passion for history.
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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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