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Undergraduate Research

Photograph: Sarah Schrader in Rodney King's lab.Photograph: Brittany Morgan in Kevin Williams' lab.

Sarah Schrader, a 2011 Goldwater Scholar, works in Dr. Rodney King's lab. Schrader plans to pursue a Ph.D. in molecular biology or genetics and to become a research scientist in genetics.

Brittany Morgan, a 2011 Goldwater Scholar, works in Dr. Kevin Williams' lab. Morgan hopes to earn a Ph.D. in biochemistry.

Clarice Esch, a 2011 EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellow, works in the greenhouse with Dr. Martin Stone. Esch has been researching methods to utilize lichens to reduce the need for nitrogen-based fertilizers.

What is research/creative engagement?

It is original work, new ideas, and your contribution to the university, the community, the nation, and the world




Why should I do it?

Research can help you to gain real world experience, develop valuable skills, and become more a more attractive scholarship candidate or graduate/professional school applicant.




How do I get started?

  • Check out our list of scholarships and other opportunities.
  • Talk with faculty members in your major.
  • Check with your home department.
  • Call 270.745.5043 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Audra Jennings.
  • Attend OSD information sessions and workshops. See our Events page for more information.

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