Enhanced Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Students can gain valuable research skills, professional experience, and develop mentoring relationships with faculty and researchers
Undergraduate research is becoming the gold standard for students in STEM fields. Nationally, STEM students who participated in research during their undergraduate years were 16% more likely to attend STEM graduate school or STEM professional programs than if they had not participated in research. In fact, participation in research is one of the leading factors in student acceptance in graduate school.
The Quincy University science faculty bring to their teaching extensive research backgrounds, and they look forward to offering additional opportunities and resources to their students.
Thanks to the Title III-funded ESA/STEM program, a newly appointed Undergraduate Research Coordinator will oversee the creation of a dedicated research lab with high levels of technological support and materials. Some of the new resources will include
Tissue Culture Hood, Gel Image Capture, -80′ freezer, UV Spectrophotometer, Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Machine, Benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Instrument, IR Spectrophotometer, HPLC Instrument, and a Gas Chromatograph.
With the assistance of the Coordinator, faculty members will infuse undergraduate research into upper division courses and design a new sophomore Introduction to Research course. Faculty members will participate in conferences featuring best practices in undergraduate research and will develop QU’s own symposium, featuring guest speakers and showcasing projects by QU students.
The Undergraduate Research Lab will debut in Fall 2020.