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.

 

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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Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.   author
There used to be a time long ago when all an undergraduate needed to land a job was a college degree. Get the lowdown on how you can build your resume now for a head start on your post-graduation job search.
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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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admin   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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